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Procurement Officer

Reference: LO - MKPO
Sector(s): Purchasing
Salary: £33,000 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension scheme
Town/City: Milton Keynes
Contract Type: Permanent
Date Posted: 27/10/2017 11:14:00
End Date: 08/12/2017


•    Do you have proven procurement experience?
•    Have you implemented and managed procurement tendering activities?
•    Do you have experience of working within a multi site business?

Our client a leading company in central Milton Keynes, are looking to recruit an experienced Procurement Officer.

Overall purpose of the role

•    Reporting to the Head of Procurement and based at the Milton Keynes Head Office.
•    Responsible for procurement management across allocated supply/service categories supporting central shared service activities as well as procurement activities across deployed operations.
•    Under the direction of the Head of Procurement, manage effective relationships with allocated key suppliers to optimize commercial arrangements throughout the supply chain.
•    Support to the other members of the Procurement team in the management of the business’ Procurement functional processes and controls, as well as support to cross-business functional training & development initiatives.
•    To be an active member of the ‘Procurement Community’.

Main responsibilities

•    Implement and managing procurement tendering activities
•    Prepare tender documentation and participate in supplier and contractor selections and negotiations
•    Obtain quotations from an appropriate range of suppliers for each project in line with the specification and scope supplied
•    Review supplier quotations and ensure all documentation is in order
•    Ensure appropriate technical, PM and legal reviews have been carried out prior to contract award
•    Ensure the appropriate and most ‘cost-effective’ goods or services are sourced for the projects
•    Produce and manage procurement reports which include tender reviews and recommendations
•    Ensure that the appropriate contract is raised in a timely manner, documentation is kept up to date and suppliers return signed documents in a timely manner
•    Liaise with suppliers and mange relationships
•    Maintain procurement files and include all relevant items such as quotes, tenders, LOIs /LOAs, contracts purchase orders and other ad-hoc correspondence and chase any outstanding items
•    Supporting a wide range from business plans to completion, through handover to the operational teams
•    Maintain procurement programme and progress report for all live projects and all relevant aspects to provide regular updates
•    Promote best practice and ensure all relevant Company procedures are followed and adhered too.
•    Ensure procurement and services are delivered on time to the agreed scope and on budget


•    Proven experience within procurement is essential
•    Certified training in procurement is essential
•    CIPS membership would be desirable
•    Health, Safety and Environmental knowledge would be beneficial

Apply with your CV immediately or contact Louise Oakley on 01908 921090
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