Procurement Officer

Procurement - Manchester, North West

Ref: 486Thursday 22 September 2022

£31,000 - £35,000

We are delighted to be working with a Housing Association based in South Manchester that are seeking an experienced Procurement Officer to join their team. This is a hybrid role offering both office and home working. Full time and part time applicants will be considered. Based in the town centre within stunning new offices, the site offers easy access to all the public transport links.

THE JOB:

As Procurement Officer, you will work collaboratively with all the service areas to ensure procurement activity is being undertaken effectively and compliantly. The Procurement Officer works as a Business Partner to advise, support and guide Managers who are undertaking procurement exercises. They manage the e-tendering portal and ensure tender documentation is robust and leads to successful, outcome focussed contracts.

THE PERSON:

A sound understanding of the public procurement legislation (both current and emerging) is a must along with knowledge and experience of working in the public sector, ideally within housing or a similar sector. The Procurement Officer will have the skills to analyse data and be able to make recommendations for change. With a firm commitment to value for money, social value and diversity and inclusion you will be expected to work with suppliers to ensure they have these same values. To be effective in this role, the Procurement Officer will need to be a great communicator, an experienced problem solver and able to manage a busy and varied workload / projects to deliver high quality outcomes.

THE BENEFITS:

  • An enhanced company pension
  • Flexible working / hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday + the Bank Holidays
  • The ability to buy additional holidays
  • Health cash plan to help with optical, dental and physio costs
  • Employee assistance programme offering various wellbeing support
  • Employee groups
  • Retail discounts
  • Volunteer days
  • Onsite café

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