Salary: £350 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Job Ref: 123104052
Up to £350 per day
Would you like to work for a highly innovative, market leading education procurement consultancy whose passion is to help organisations buy goods and services as efficiently as possible?
As a Procurement Consultant it is all about demonstrating best value for money for customers. You will be expected to deliver day to day procurement services and advice as well as run from start to finish the delivery of allocated procurement projects. Customer relationship management is critical to ensure ongoing success as is the ability to think commercially.
This consultancy work with c.900 schools across the UK supporting with cost saving. You will be providing advice on money saving activities and consulting to schools nationwide. This organisation has been awarded best Schools Procurement business three times by Education Investor and has saved schools and trusts millions of pounds through advising on catering, cleaning, ICT, MFDs, energy, FM, construction, HR & payroll.
• To undertake the scoping, tender and specification development, tender management, evaluation, placement, and monitoring of a portfolio of public sector contracts using an e-procurement platform.
• To procure appropriate suppliers and contractors, to promote good procurement practice with due regard to client priorities, ethical purchasing standards and whole of life costing.
• To scrutinise project and supplier data, identifying risks and concerns. Raising client concerns and project risks early. Proposing and implementing solutions and seeking advice where necessary.
• To manage the commercial administration of each project that you are assigned, with awareness of project budgets and profitability.
Procurement experience in the public sector as well as some commercial private sector experience is preferable, however, candidates from both backgrounds will be considered. OJEU experience is essential together with at least a Level 4 CIPS qualification.
It is also important that you have customer and supplier relationship management skills a good amount of commercial acumen and a highly agile approach to delivering multiple concurrent projects.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic environment as part of a young and vibrant team undergoing a continued period of growth with excellent progression potential.
If you are interested in this opportunity, with the relevant experience outlined above, please apply online today with your CV.