Procurement Advisor

Government
  • UK, Scotland, Lanarkshire, East Kilbride
  • Contract, 6 months
  • Full time
  • Negotiable (Within IR35)
This contract with our central government client is for a Procurement Advisor for 6 months initially. The role is located in London/East Kilbride (Preferences due to team location) or Milton Keynes. Three days per week are required onsite with the rest remote. In this role your main responsibilities would be: ...

Quote ref: 100394/76391

Job description

This contract with our central government client is for a Procurement Advisor for 6 months initially. The role is located in London/East Kilbride (Preferences due to team location) or Milton Keynes. Three days per week are required onsite with the rest remote.  

 

In this role your main responsibilities would be:  

• This role is located within the Programme Delivery Commercial Team, which sits in the Commercial Department of the business. The successful candidate will manage a distinct area of spend which supports the delivery of CSSF programme objectives.  

• Supporting CSSF projects in their respective portfolios where they are business partners and have developed relationships with programme teams to deliver commercial contracts in support of CSSF programming requirements.  

• Lead procurement projects: support the drafting of specifications, contracts and managing the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and evaluation processes using their eProcurement platform Jaggaer.  

• Maintain and support existing, or create new, networks with the respective programme teams, other government departments and the supply base to develop a relevant and up-to-date understanding of the category or programme of spend for the team.  

• Be creative and innovative when developing and implementing service requirements for complex procurements to ensure value for money is achieved.  

• Provide support on appropriate project governance including documentation, business cases and presenting cases to relevant boards.  

• Support the pipeline of projects and contracts using their eProcurement platform to enable accurate and timely reporting.  

• Support efforts to ensure continuity and consistency of approach across the programmes from project to project, using required tools, systems and processes such as e-sourcing tools to guide commercial activity and produce high quality commercial management information.  

• Use tact and diplomacy in establishing, maintaining and developing high-level contacts in the business, with other government departments and the relevant suppliers for the programme.  

• Ensure high quality service delivery is provided to the local country or thematic Programme team, including stakeholder connectivity, pre-procurement market engagement and supplier selection.  

• Develop market awareness for key categories, highlighting opportunities for innovation, value for money solutions and new ways of working to key business partners.  

• Help resolve complex issues, including those that are perceived to be novel and contentious.  

• Support initiatives to promote Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) within the CSSF programmes.  

• Advise on supplier management for the category in question, using commercial management information to inform their Commercial engagement with suppliers.  

• Operational line management may be required.

Requirements

You’ll have relevant experience in:  

• Understanding of Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015  

• Experience of delivering procurements in the public sector. This will include good commercial awareness and judgement with the ability to understand, control and mitigate risks  

• Experience of running procurements and multiple projects at once  

• Experience of Framework call offs  

• Strong written and verbal communication and influencing skills with the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels  

• Excellent attention to detail  

• Ability to work at a fast pace and manage multiple conflicting priorities  

• Strong problem solving skills with the ability to take decisions based on well thought out conclusions and recommendations.  

 

Other desirable but not essential criteria:  

• CIPS  

• Understanding of The Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations (DSPCR) 2011  

• Security / International Interest

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