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Procurement and Contracts Officer

Location: DEREHAM, NORFOLK Salary: 37013.00 - 42960.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 9 months ago Reference: 3114528
My client is looking to recruit an experienced and highly commercial Procurement and Contracts Officer to join the newly-established Corporate Contracts and Procurement team.

A procurement professional with a proven track record of delivering efficiencies, savings and other value-added benefits in either the public or private sectors, supporting authorities in their commercial, procurement, tendering and contract management activities. You will have a good knowledge of all applicable UK and EU procurement legislation, and strong project management skills.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and stakeholder engagement competencies, and will have the ability to work alongside and support service teams with their critical projects.

• Comprehensive knowledge of Procurement legislation including EU Legislation
• Good understanding of financial requirements within a procurement environment
• Good knowledge of contract management tools to deliver ongoing supplier benefits
• Experience of managing and advising of key contract management issues, negotiating contract terms, handling conflict effectively
• Experience of project management and UK Contract Regulations
• Commitment to continual professional development and an ongoing commitment to learning and skills development of self and team
• Experience of designing procurements within the constraints of the legislation that achieves the most advantageous supply arrangement but minimises risk
• Experience of managing complex procurements and delivering benefits (efficiency savings and other non-cashable benefits)
• Experience within the legislative framework for contracting
• Experience of Contractual environments
• Broad range of experience of tendering different spend categories
• Resourceful and able to think outside the box on new contract design and delivery models
• Good report writing and analytical skills
• Ability to communicate and negotiate with confidence
• Ability to plan, prioritise and delegate workloads to meet deadlines.
• Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good use of information technology
• To be able to drive and have use of a vehicle

This role is for a two year fixed term contract, working between Dereham and Spalding offices.

Public sector experience in a similar role essential and CIPS Qualified or working towards CIPS 

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