Procurement Officer

Salary – £31,985 – £34,801 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our business for a Procurement Officer to join our small but busy Purchasing Team.

A key requirement of this post will be the responsibility for the maintenance and updating of accurate supplier information and prices on our systems ensuring prices are continually controlled to the best possible levels, which are commensurate with the service and quality required. You will maintain and develop sound supplier relations with satisfactory communications on all aspects of supply and monitor suppliers compliance with agreed lead times and take remedial action where necessary to ensure delivery of material on time.

In addition, you will add value to the organisation through contributing to the delivery of savings and efficiencies through our robust procurement process. You will foster good relations with our key stakeholders both internally and externally. You will strive for excellence and will coach and mentor less experienced members of the team to ensure they are equipped to respond to the challenges facing the team thus ensuring best procurement practice is delivered consistently.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will be able to take ownership of the tendering process for a wide range of commodities for works, goods and services including mini competitions, PCS Quick Quotes and sub OJEU/OJEU procurement.

Working within a fast paced and changing environment, you will have experience in strategic sourcing including the development of low to medium value/ risk procurement inclusive of commodity profiling, market research, strategy planning, tendering, supplier selection, contract management, contract implementation and supplier performance management. You will possess an understanding as well as the ability to apply Public Sector regulations and procedures. Experience of Public Contracts Scotland PCS-T would and PCS-A be an advantage. Possession of or working towards a suitable qualification would be an advantage.

You will have demonstrable highly developed communication, negotiating and influencing skills, assertiveness and a positive continuous improvement attitude to inspire confidence in stakeholders at all levels.

You will be accomplished, focused, motivated and confident with the ability to challenge the status quo, with a ‘can do’ attitude that enables you to drive forward plans and objectives. You will have the ability to manage a varied workload and be comfortable working within a confidential, fast moving and complex environment.

You will possess excellent IT skills particularly in MS office packages such as word and excel. Ideally you will have an appropriate qualification or working towards this.

If you feel, you have the necessary skills and experience for this role then please forward your CV along with the supporting statement, to the HR Section, 350 Darnick Street, Glasgow G21 4BA or email no later than Tuesday 14 December 2021.

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