Procurement Officer

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circa £35,700
Full Time

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Procurement Officer
Birmingham, West Midlands (with hybrid working)

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Procurement Officer to join our team in Birmingham where you will provide support, advice and challenge to the business on all areas of procurement.

The Benefits

- Salary of c£35,700 per annum
- Civil service pension, with an employer contribution rate of 27%
- Flexible working
- Hybrid working, specific guidelines are to be agreed with line manager
- 26 days’ holiday and option to buy up to five days extra annual leave

Joining us means joining an organisation that is certified as a Great Place to work, respects work-life balance, inclusive, and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.

Your Role

As a Procurement Officer, you will be required to manage and deliver procurement events on behalf of the Commission reporting to the Procurement Manager.

Administering our e-procurement platform, you will process procurement requests such as new suppliers and Single Tender Action Requests, place notices on contracts finder/find a tender and monitor the tender message board.

You will maintain and potentially develop the contracts module, discover information on the Crown Commercial Service Framework and assist with formatting and drafting of procurement documents.

Additionally, you will:

- Act as the contract lead for finance contracts
- Track and report on non-staff spend on the finance system
- Administer spend control requests and the production of procurement metrics
- Administer and maintain of procurement files
- Support the production of various procurement management reports
- Respond to freedom of information requests

About You

To be considered as a Procurement Officer, you will need:

- To be MCIPS qualified or working towards MCIPS qualification
- Previous experience of working in procurement
- The ability to plan, manage and deliver work to agreed deadlines with great attention to detail
- Good stakeholder management, including the ability to work with, challenge and support staff at all levels
- Strong communication skills, including being able to explain financial information to non-financial staff
- Good IT skills (particularly Excel)

Experience of public sector procurement would be desirable.

Other organisations may call this role Purchasing Officer, Procurement Executive, Buyer, Purchasing Executive, Buying Officer, or Public Sector Procurement Officer.

About Us

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

The closing date for this role is 29th March 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will be discounted from short-listing. Please ensure your application is fully completed and submitted before logging out of your account.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

As the regulator of the National Lottery, there are some roles within the Commission that are prohibited from playing the National Lottery. This does not affect your family playing. We will let you know at interview if the role you have applied for is on the Prohibited List.

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