Procurement Officer

  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary
    £ 14.83 - £ 15.62 / Hourly
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

The main responsibilities of the role are:-

� Lead on delivery of procurement activity across the council as directed by the Senior Procurement Manager (SPM)

� Support category managers in providing advice on options appraisal, tendering strategy, evaluation criteria and management of contracts.

� Support category managers in the development of category strategies.

� Work with the Category managers to identify and deliver cost savings and income opportunities

� Support the delivery of the procurement strategy and Corporate priorities as required.

� Ensure compliance to all policy and procedures relating to procurement activity

� Undertake general procurement support activities as required.

� Assist in building cross functional sourcing teams and develop internal relationships

� Lead on the day to day operational tasks as directed by SPM and Category Managers

� Support the delivery of procurement KPI's

� Assisting and assuring that all audit queries are dealt with effectively and ensure that agreed audit recommendations are implemented within agreed timescales.

� Assist in delivering the social value agenda

� Support the SHoP changes to the procurement operation that reflects the Directorate's objectives for high quality service delivery

� Collaborate with other bodies to identify collaborative opportunities

Support and deliver where appropriate the transition to a strategic procurement approach including category management, effective partnerships with other teams and the repositioning of procurement with its customers

� Continually develop and manage cost down exercises, across the whole council, driven by procurement, that do not threaten service delivery of high quality services and which result in the delivery of cost savings targets

� To continuously seek improvements in effectiveness, value for money and quality in the organisational performance of procurement.

� Work closely with Legal Services and Directorates to ensure robust contract conditions are in place and ensure that contract management strategies are in place as directed for procurements to deliver supplier's contractual obligations

� Identify potential and actual examples of supplier/contractor contract default scenarios and support the SPM/ Category managers to manage the consequences.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Linda Reynolds