Procurement Assistant

£26,421 Per Annum

Full Time


Livingston, West Lothian


Posted 16 days ago

Expires In 12 Days

Job Description

Position: Procurement Assistant
Location: Livingston Office EH54 - Hybrid Working (3 days office, 2 days home-based)
Hours: 36 hours per week
Salary: Starting at £26,421

Are you an enthusiastic and organized individual with a passion for procurement? We are seeking a dedicated Procurement Assistant to join our client's team at their Livingston Office.

Key Duties:
  • Provide general best practice procurement support and guidance to Partners, ensuring compliance with all applicable procurement regulations.
  • Offer guidance on the use of procurement solutions and advise on awarding contracts through our procurement solutions.
  • Enhance added value support for our partners through expert procurement knowledge and advising options.
  • Support the procurement and delivery of procurement solutions in collaboration with the client.
  • Ensure compliance with public sector procurement legislation and provide guidance to colleagues, partners, and appointed companies.
  • Acquire and maintain thorough knowledge of procurement solutions and promote them to stakeholders.
  • Assist in regional tender evaluation activities and develop best practice procurement training.
  • Engage with new suppliers for framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems.
  • Provide procurement services to partners, including advice, support, and call-off services.
  • Represent the client at internal and external events and provide guidance to companies interested in our procurement solutions.
  • Maintain competence in relevant operating systems.

  • Good understanding or awareness of Public Sector Procurement practices, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of public sector procurement regulations in Scotland.
  • Experience in regulated procurement of goods and/or services for public sector organizations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft BI and/or SAGE CRM systems.
  • Degree or vocational qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Working towards CIPS Level 2 or above.
  • Competent in prioritizing workload, self-motivated, and good organizational skills.
  • Resourceful, problem solver, and organized.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build stakeholder and supplier relationships.
  • Excellent written, analytical, and presenting skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and cross-functional environment.
  • Confident, positive, and supportive attitude.
  • Thrives on challenge and works well in a team.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to deliver workable solutions.

If you are passionate about procurement and ready to take on a new challenge, apply now with your updated CV to join our client's team and contribute to their success!

Tony Baker

01312 257531

Division 082

Pertemps Edinburgh

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