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Procurement Officer

Ref code: LLC99099614
£250 per day
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Fixed Term Contract
Hybrid Working

SF Recruitment are recruiting for a Procurement Officer to join our clients team on an immediate basis, within the public sector on a 6 months FTC.

£260 per day
Hybrid Working
Birmingham City Centre

Providing crucial support in delivering a comprehensive procurement service to the organization. This role entails managing and executing procurement activities throughout their lifecycle in adherence to Public Procurement Policy and internal governance standards. Additionally, the role involves offering expert procurement guidance to stakeholders across all organisational levels, fostering robust stakeholder relationships, and ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks.

Efficiently manage procurement events from inception to completion, ensuring compliance with Public Sector Procurement Regulations and Internal Governance, including engagements under Public Sector Framework Agreements and competitive tenders.
Offer professional procurement advice and guidance to stakeholders at all levels, facilitating their understanding of procurement processes and challenging viewpoints when necessary.
Cultivate and sustain effective stakeholder relationships to facilitate cross-departmental collaboration.
Review finance business cases, manage commercial aspects, and prepare procurement documentation such as tenders, contracts, and evaluation documents.
Administer procurement files and records, generate procurement reports and metrics, and handle Freedom of Information (FOI) requests as needed.
Utilise standard procurement tools such as e-Procurement platforms, message boards, and tender services, and oversee spend control requests.
Process procurement requests, including new supplier requests and single tender action applications, within defined delegations, while ensuring compliance and maintaining procurement activity records.
Serve as the Contract Manager for finance-owned contracts, such as those related to travel and procurement cards.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
MCIPS Qualified (minimum level 4) or equivalent experience in government or regulatory organisations.
Proficient understanding of public procurement practices, with a history of supporting colleagues with limited procurement knowledge.
Strong analytical skills coupled with meticulous attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and execute procurement lifecycles within specified deadlines.
Excellent stakeholder management skills, including the ability to collaborate, challenge, and support staff at various organisational levels.
Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to evaluate financial information such as supplier price proposals.
Proficiency in IT tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Familiarity with e-Procurement systems and tools.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently while seeking guidance when necessary.

If you are immediately available and have the required skill-set, please apply.

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