Procurement Officer (People)

Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford TF3 4JA
SCP 35 - 38 £ 31,401 - £34,106
08 May 2018
19 May 2018
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Procurement Officer (People)
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time 37 hour per week
NJC PO3 £31,401 - £34,106

The Procurement and Brokerage Team support and manage procurement for corporate and vulnerable people service delivery areas and broker services for vulnerable people. We support colleagues across the Council to scope plan and deliver their procurement through a variety of routes. We work with operational colleagues, wider team members and service providers to source and broker care and support solutions (including transport) for vulnerable people through robust contracts in and outside the Borough. The team is key in supporting the whole Council to achieve services and solutions through Procurement and Brokering which focus on best value outcomes for the residents of the Borough.

The Procurement Teams are split into the ‘People’ category team managing procurement to support the well being of Vulnerable People and ‘Places’ Category team supporting procurement for Council wide projects.
This vacancy is for a Procurement Officer in the people team primarily managing procurement and contract management for Children, Young People and Families
Reporting to the Procurement Team Leader of either People. You will use your robust and wide ranging procurement knowledge and experience to provide end to end procurement services. As an innovative, vibrant thinker, you will be able to creatively influence colleagues and negotiate with, and manage, providers to deliver best value for money services. Your understanding of the Council’s cost reduction plans and savings to be made over the coming years will drive you to optimise current contractual agreements whilst safeguarding people and improving their outcomes. Focusing on continuous improvement methodologies you will work closely with Commissioners, partners and operational teams to look for alternative effective solutions for value for money services and supplies going forward.
You will work closely with Council wide colleagues to promote sound constitutional governance and Public Contract Regulation 2015 compliance through day to day activity and through wider networks. You will have a sound understanding of the legislation relating to Vulnerable People
As an experienced team player, your support and close working relationship with the wider Procurement and Brokerage Team will be invaluable to ensure the whole team is always able to respond and support our internal and external customers.

You must possess or be working towards, Chartered Institute of Purchase and supply or equivalent relevant qualification in procurement and have a good knowledge of procurement legislation alongside a proven track record of delivering projects, service improvements and change.

Please refer to Job Description

Recruitment Process
Applicants are required to apply through WM Jobs and provide evidence that they have the relevant experience to meet the person spec.
This role will only be internally advertised once and so all interested parties must apply by the closing date however applications from those employees at risk will be considered in the first instance.
A standard Q&A interview will take place with an interview panel

Further Information
If you would like to discuss the role of Procurement Officer further please contact

Supporting documents
1005 Procurement Officer 120617.docx