Procurement Officer
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4924
  • Published: Thu 15/09/2022, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 29/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £35,336 to £41,591 Per Annum (Grade J)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

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Procurement Officer

The Procurement Officer will support the Corporate Category Manager to guide, advise and run a wide range of procurement activities across key service areas.  The role specifically supports ICT, Transport, Engineering Goods and Communications – but work may cross into other categories as required.

We are looking for an experienced procurement professional who can quickly become confident in leading their own portfolio of tenders and related activities while supporting and embedding the category management approach. 

Previous experience of public sector procurement – across various routes e.g. closed and open tenders, use of dynamic purchasing systems and / or use of frameworks including further competition and direct award would be useful for this role.

The Commissioning & Procurement Team work closely with colleagues across all service areas so the ability to work with stakeholders at all levels will be key.

The following links may be useful in understanding our current strategy and governance procedures – Procurement Strategy and Contract Rules of Procedure. You are also required to have a good working knowledge of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

This role offers a hybrid working style – with 40% of time spent within the office in Newbury – and the remainder of time working from home – in line with current Council policy, and once induction period has been completed.

West Berkshire Council offers other excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more! You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Vicki Murphy, Corporate Category Manager on 07780 229577 or via vicki.murphy@westberks.gov.uk


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