Salary – £45,108 – £48,168 per annum

Senior Procurement Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Procurement Office working within a small but busy team.

It is an essential requirement for this role that prospective applicants have experience in Public Procurement and adhere to the Scottish Government Procurement Journey.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will have extensive knowledge and experience in the tendering process for a wide range of commodities for works, goods and services including full Procurement tenders, mini-competitions, PCS Quick Quotes in-line with current procurement thresholds.

You will have in depth understanding of the Procurement processes as well as the ability to apply Public Sector regulations and procedures. Experience of Public Contract Scotland (PCS), Public Contract Scotland-Tender (PCS-T) and public sector procurement frameworks eg Scotland Excel is essential. Possession of or working towards a suitable qualification eg CIPS would be an advantage but isn’t a mandatory requirement as the business would be prepared to support further training in this area where required.

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.

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 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 supporting statement to the HR Section, by Sunday 31 March 2024

Senior Procurement Officer Job Profile

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