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Procurement Officer - Pencoed, Bridgend

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Procurement
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Bridgend
Salary description:
£22, 000 - £27, 000
Posted:
03/05/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Orange Recruitment
Job Ref:
OR/2B2/0518PO

Procurement Officer

Location: Pencoed, Bridgend
Salary: £22,000 - £27,000
Working hours: Full time
Status: Permanent

Background
As an organisation our client works on behalf of customers throughout the UK to secure financial savings on their day-to-day costs - enabling them to use that money where it matters most. The highest priority is focusing on achieving savings, adding value and to provide excellent customer service to all customers.

What our client wants from their Procurement Officer:
Reporting to the Operations Procurement Manager, the role is responsible for supporting delivery of the companies procurement service and acting as the procurement support for a number of procurement projects and activities. This is a key position that will work with both the public and private sectors and will require someone who has experience of public procurement regulations, plus the ability to ensure compliance when delivering value.

Responsibilities will include:

* Contribute to the development of the category management strategies across their professional services area of spend.
* Support the procurement telephone help desk and provide insight and advice in analysing, planning, supporting, and reviewing procurement across the company.
* Provide assistance and support the Purchasing Health Check process for analysing spend and contract management.
* Proactively build, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the business.
* Support Category Specialists to develop and lead the procurement strategy for various assigned spend categories.
* Undertake market intelligence and analysis activities in regard to supplier selection.
* Support bid activities from writing tenders to evaluation to selection and provide cost breakdown analysis and quotation analysis.
* Undertake and support sourcing and tendering activities.
* Support the creation and delivery of appropriate contracts.
* Work within the procurement team to build effective key stakeholder and cross functional relationships.
* Follow best practice in all areas of procurement management and compliance.
* Ensure compliance and mitigate risk and liability to the company and to their clients wherever possible.
* Be involved in developing procurement processes and procedures.
* Support the selection and on-boarding process for new suppliers, plus conducting all relevant checks.
* Manage non-critical category accounts and spends.
* Assist with the development and delivery of procurement training sessions.
* Support the Procurement Team in various project delivery work.
* Some travel will be required.

Other skills they are looking for:
As a member of the Procurement Team you will need to have a good commercial awareness, excellent communication and relationship management skills with an ability to work as part of a team as well as on an individual level.

At our client, this means that a Procurement Officer needs the following to work effectively:

* Working knowledge of public sector procurement, purchasing via frameworks, tendering and OJEU compliant procurement processes is an advantage.
* Good commercial and negotiation skills.
* Ability to work within a cross functional team.
* CIPS qualified or working towards qualification.

What our client can offer you:
In addition to a competitive salary they are offering the opportunity to work for a company that is experiencing a period of excit

Company Description

Orange Recruitment is team of recruitment specialists, with over 10 years of experience. Orange Recruitment was established to provide our clients with an abundance of highly qualified candidates, with minimal costs & minimal hassle.

Closing Date:
01/06/2018

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