Senior Procurement Officer - Housing and Maintenance - Lambeth

Lambeth, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC210520A_1590048796
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-21
  • Location: Lambeth, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-20
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Senior Procurement Officer within Housing and Maintenance contracts in Lambeth.

Main Duties:

  • This post holder deputises for the Category / Procurement Manager in all matters across the category. The post holder will assist with the planning, managing and co-ordinating work of a team tasked with delivering a category specific multi-million pound annual procurement programme for the council
  • The post holder will help shape the strategic plan for procurement for the category. They will be responsible and accountable for the delivery of specific projects that form part of the overall procurement programme across the council, which will include the tender processes and delivering against the Council's outcomes on commercial negotiations to secure the best value outcomes for end users and residents.
  • Play a key role in shaping and implementing the procurement strategy for the category with a focus on collaborative working and partnering
  • Assist in the category leadership of a professional procurement team to plan tendering projects and to negotiate and deliver value for money contracts
  • Fully participate in the development and delivery of a one-year category specific programme for procurement that meets service timescales, facilitates he delivery of improved services, achieves value for money and is in keeping with the Council's priorities.
  • Support leadership, and provide expert advice and implement procurement best practice to deliver tendering projects across the category for the council.
  • Participate in the implementation of contract and relationship management practices across the category for the council, working with colleagues, end users and providers.
  • Ensure that contract leads across the category for the council are trained and suitably equipped to carry out their contract performance and supplier relationship management responsibilities in line with the agreed practices.
  • To maintain an up to date and expert knowledge of changes in legislation and understanding their impact for the category and for the council. To identify, contribute and assist in updating council procurement policies and procedures accordingly within Lambeth's governance arrangements.

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Educated to degree level and a professional procurement qualification e.g. CIPS
  • For current employees, there is an expectation that they will hold or be willing to work towards a relevant qualification
  • Or relevant demonstrable working experience of at least 3 years
  • Considerable and in depth working knowledge of current policy issues affecting local authorities in relation to contract procurement
  • Comprehensive and in depth working knowledge of contract management, supplier relationships and monitoring processes, pricing and financial mechanisms, risk management techniques and contingency planning
  • Detailed knowledge and working experience of managing tendering processes and projects, pricing and financial mechanisms, risk management techniques and contingency planning
  • Local authority experience

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