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IT Strategic Procurement Officer

Full Time



Location: Havant

Salary: circa £44,000 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

Our Role

As Strategic Procurement Officer, you’ll be responsible for sourcing the supply of goods, works and services in accordance with all internal policies and procedures and external legislation, including UK Procurement Legislation where applicable. You’ll support Category Managers as well as Procurement and Commercial Managers in the development of both standard and complex contracting and sourcing strategies. You will ensure the lowest total cost of ownership to the group, and robust contractual provisions to mitigate risks in contract delivery.

You will also support relevant supplier relationship and performance management activities. Working with the wider Procurement and Commercial team, you’ll continually drive efficiencies in sourcing and the overall process.

Your Skills and Experience

As the successful candidate, you will have a broad knowledge of markets, business needs and UK Procurement Legislation, able to put this into overall context. You’ll have a good understanding of relevant statutory and legal provisions, with a strong ability to draft contracts with special terms, including dispute procedures. You will be proficient in Procurement related systems, such as Oracle, Emptoris and Achilles Utility Vendor Database. Additionally, you’ll understand the supply chain and how to improve it, and look to analyse and improve procurement process to reduce unnecessary work.

A target-focused and result-driven individual, you’ll be able to bring about change in an energetic environment. Your self-confidence and independence will enable you to challenge the norm, think creatively, and negotiate well. You’ll have excellent communication and numeracy skills, with a highly-developed drafting and writing ability.

Our Benefits

We’re committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package.  Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer? 

Next Steps

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