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Procurement Officer

  • Salary: £220 - £221 per day
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Surveying
  • Job reference: BBBH374832_1513867045

Job description

Procurement officer
Parliament Street London
Government services
On-going contract - £220 per day

Anderselite are currently seeking a Procurement Officer to work with one of our leading clients on a Government contract. Must have CTC (Counter Terrorism Check)

Undertaking contracting procedures for new contracts. Overseeing departmental budget control. Developing and maintaining strategic contracts log. Arranging the production of appropriate tender documentation. Analysing the procurement MI to identify ways of improving compliance with government contracts and setting up reporting mechanisms to support this. Updating intranet guidance and preparing reports for senior management. The successful candidate will demonstrate, Sound judgement, Analytical/problem solving abilities, Commercial awareness.

Key tasks and deliverables
Be a Commercial Business Partner for allocated DCMS Business Areas;
Lead all Commercial matters and procurements for the allocated Business Area, predominantly managing and processing a high turnover, small value professional services procurements;
Support the Head of Commercial and, on rare occasions, the Finance & Commercial Director (for Procurement and Commercial matters) as required both internally and externally;
Assist the Head of Commercial in providing commercial assurance to the Finance & Commercial Director and the Accounting Officer as a key adviser of relevant (investment and corporate) committees and programme boards to ensure that commercial strategies are aligned with the department's and wider Government policy;
Engage and influence stakeholders across the department and wider NDPB community so that they support the commercial strategy and visibly commit to its successful implementation;
Provide professional procurement advice and assist the Head of Commercial to provide a framework that enables the Business Areas to ensure the department meets any and all central government requirements, achieve best value and effectively manage risk for third-party goods and services;
Support the implementation of commercial reform in DCMS including representing DCMS through engagement with the Government Commercial Community where appropriate;
Effectively manage and work within the department's commercial & procurement team with a high degree of technical procurement competence;
Plan and oversee the professional development and training of any staff that you have responsibility for in the core Commercial team.
Assist with setting and delivery of commercial processes, objectives and vfm targets to enable the department to meet any spending review and other targets including provision of appropriate targeted management information.
Assist in the development and management of key objectives for Commercial to help the Commercial Director to realise year-on-year savings in line with agreed targets and meeting agreed Service Levels with other government departments (e.g. ERG, CCS);
Ensure that the Commercial team is responsive to business needs whilst effectively managing business & commercial risks;
Assist with the implementation and embedding of supplier relationship management and Contract Management processes in the department;
Support the Departments work with the Crown Commercial Service in the implementation of centralised common commodity procurement across the department's NDPB community, the rest of central government and, where appropriate, with other public bodies.
Manage consistent commercial policies and procurement processes across the Department in the implementation of Managing Public Money.

Experience Required
Have a sound knowledge of Government Commercial and Procurement policies and procedures, including EU Directives;
Have a demonstrable track record of delivering value for money across a range of procurement projects and categories, ideally managing high turnover, small value, professional services procurements;
Be a proficient procurement professional with relevant applied and/or theoretical knowledge, in management process development and implementation, category management, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship development and performance management, specification, report and recommendation writing;
Practical experience of managing varied procurement operations working in a corporate procurement environment subject to public procurement law;
Experience of managing corporate goods and services procurements and leading contract negotiations;
Experience of developing and implementing sustainable procurement policies;
Have well developed inter-personal and communication skills plus a track record of leadership, setting strategic goals, and driving commercial and procurement activities;
Be able to demonstrate experience of operating in a senior environment and delivering results, notably securing vfm, including experience of procurement planning, management and business processes;
Be able to demonstrate evidence of your commitment to personal development;
Be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and/or hold a professional qualification - i.e. full membership by examination of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS;
Be aware of Programme and Project Management techniques and experience of delivering results using these methodologies;
Support commercial delivery of key parts of the Department's work programme and be able to operate with autonomy, working flexibly and innovatively with policy colleagues across all of our work areas;
Have experience of building professional, dynamic relationships across the Department and with stakeholders;

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