Senior Procurement Officer

£37,099 - £44,263 Per Annum

Full Time


Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Human Resources And Recruitment

Posted 23 days ago

Expires In 5 Days

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Procurement Officer
Pay Rate: £37,099 to £44,263
Start Date: ASAP
Contract Length: Ongoing
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Edinburgh (EH1)

Key Responsibilities:
  • To plan, project manage and deliver efficient, effective and legally compliant tendering processes for Research Groups, Schools/Colleges or Professional Services teams. Provide added-value services which meet customers' needs, achieve value for money and quality of goods, services and works, analyse and manage risks effectively and ensure probity, and maintain project and contract documentation and management reports.
  • To engage with senior stakeholders in Schools, Colleges and Professional Service Departments, to agree procurement needs, priorities and resourcing, and deliver major procurement projects on time and on budget. To develop common approaches to market through agreed commodity procurement strategies, which meet objectives.
  • To manage suppliers' performance against contracts and appropriate Key Performance Indicators, and their relationships with our main clients, seeking continuous service improvements, innovation and in-life cost savings. Maintain communications with other suppliers to provide advice on current and future requirements, to develop competition, deliver corporate social responsibility, and process efficiency (e.g. e-commerce), emphasising these benefits to suppliers and customers.
  • To work closely with Operational Procurement to deliver a first-class procurement service, ensuring the content on the system and other relevant procurement sites remains accurate, and that procurement processes are streamlined and facilitate compliant procurement.
  • To analyse expenditure records, seeking opportunities to reduce duplication and inappropriate sourcing; identifying areas for consolidation of business onto fewer and better suppliers; and creating strategic relationships that deliver innovation and true partnership benefits. To work as part of the wider Finance Team to streamline processes across the University in goods, services and works procurement.
  • To develop, with the Category Head, and provide appropriate web-based, face to face or other format guidance and training to staff in Schools and Departments and externally where appropriate. To disseminate best practice and project governance including whole life costing and project investment that delivers true value for money, cash savings and efficient and effective processes.

Essential Skills/Qualifications:
  • At least 3 years' experience delivering a relevant procurement service, showing knowledge appropriate to this high value, technically diverse environment.
  • The post-holder should have full Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or a relevant degree or have significant procurement experience and be making/willing to make progress towards formal membership.
  • An aptitude for dealing with complex issues and limited budgets, reorganising priorities, and multi-tasking on concurrent projects in a frequently changing environment is necessary.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with a passion to help shape and develop the service.
  • Practical experience and sound theoretical knowledge of end-to-end tendering procedures, including use of e-Tendering systems.
  • Good computing literacy and numerical analysis skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills and commercial judgement.

If you are interested, please apply on this advert with your CV.

Dion Mcmahon

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