About Us and the Role
The Procurement Team are offering an exciting opportunity as a Procurement Officer to assist in the development and delivery of best practice procurement across the Council.
The post will support the realisation of efficiency savings and ensure compliance with all local and national regulation relating to procurement.
The key elements of the role are:
- To work closely with other members of the Procurement team providing professional support on all aspects of the procurement cycle.
- Be the procurement service lead on lower value/risk procurements, working with service managers as appropriate to investigate sources of supply, determine the most appropriate procurement strategy, prepare quotation/tender documentation and conducting formal quotation/tender exercises as required.
- Support the development of system and process improvement initiatives and specifically be responsible for the on-going development and countywide roll out of the Council’s established systems including the training of staff in their use.
- Develop and maintain strong and effective professional relationships with service based staff (customers), suppliers and partners and effectively contribute to the development of procurement across the council.
- Undertake research, evaluate information and present findings to support the development of appropriate procurement strategies that optimise value for money, mitigate risk and ensure sustainable service delivery.
- Ensuring that the Contracts Register is complete and up to date.
As a Procurement Officer, you will work closely with commissioners and managers across the People Directorate service areas of Children and Families, Adult Social Care, Public Health and Strategy & Commissioning. You will also work closely with other members of the Procurement Team and with the Contract Management and Quality Assurance Team.
This role would suit someone who is capable of working as part of a team but who can work individually, managing their own workload in order to meet the required deadlines. You will need strong interpersonal skills in order to develop relationships with the various teams and then manage their expectations. You will need to be capable of contributing persuasively to discussions and have good communication skills.
We are welcoming applications from candidates with experience in either the public or the private sector bringing in innovative ideas and practice. Public sector knowledge and experience is not a necessary requirement.
Why work in Warwickshire?
Warwickshire with its vibrant mix of towns and rural areas, heritage and culture and great connectivity remains one of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK. The County Council’s vision is squarely aimed at making Warwickshire the best it can be, sustainable now and for future generations
Why work for us?
Working at the Council means your work impacts throughout Warwickshire. You will be able to apply your knowledge and expertise in a way that matters to communities and helps Warwickshire to succeed and thrive. We are a Council that has a history of success and we take pride in delivering our services effectively, efficiently and to the best of our ability. We challenge ourselves to innovate and keep pace with the changing world around us. It is an exciting time to be a part of Warwickshire County Council. We will provide you with the support to learn, develop, and encourage you to be the best you can be.
If you have any questions, please contact John Hopper on 01926 412341 or email email@example.com
Closing date: Monday, 31st January 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 7th February 2022
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.