Procurement Officer

You will influence the preparation of specifications, liaise with Legal Services, manage the procurement process, carry out financial checks, deal with supplier clarifications and co-ordinate the evaluation of bids.

The Procurement team at IBC deliver wide-ranging and varied projects, aggregating spend and delivering savings to the council.

The ideal candidate for this role will be able to offer experience in major capital and / or works procurement.

With a mixture of home working and access to Grafton House you will work closely with key stakeholders to provide a compliant and effective procurement service in which your professional advice will contribute to effective and timely procurements covering a wide range of service areas.

You will influence the preparation of specifications, liaise with Legal Services, manage the procurement process, carry out financial checks, deal with supplier clarifications and co-ordinate the evaluation of bids.

You will be required to make use of e-tendering to carry out quotations and tenders including above PCR2015 thresholds.

You will be educated to A Level standard, although a degree level qualification is desirable.

CIPS qualified, or with knowledge through experience of a wide range of procurement activities, you will be able to analyse and interpret business requirements, provide professional advice and guidance including legislative and governance constraints.

You must be a team player, have a flexible attitude and be able to manage changing priorities. You will be able to work on you own initiative, make decisions, and negotiate and persuade.

You will have experience of e-tendering and writing clear and concise reports.

Your diplomacy and ability to communicate and to develop effective working relationships with internal colleagues and external organisations will be key to securing best value for Ipswich Borough Council.

Experience of construction or works contracts is highly desirable but not essential.

Project management or contract administration/management experience would be advantageous.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview. Interviews will be held week of 18th July 2024.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Location

Grafton House

Salary

£33,945 – £35,745

Application closing date

11th July 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00856

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000