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Procurement Officer - Social Housing Sector

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Procurement Officer - Social Housing Sector


£40-50000 Benefits


West London/Hybrid



Are you a talented and experienced procurement professional who has worked in the social housing or care home sector?


We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Procurement Officer to join our client's social housing organisation. In this role, you will be responsible for procuring a wide range of products and services across the business, adhering to UK public sector procurement regulations. As such, you should have significant experience in public sector procurement and preferably have worked in either the social housing or care home sectors.


This is a fascinating and varied role with the opportunity for you to work across the business and play a leading part in many different projects. For example, you will conduct market research and engage with vendors to establish best-in-class procurement strategies. You will also negotiate post-tender clarifications and draft acceptance letters and contract documentation with support from the Procurement Manager.


You will also prepare project briefs/business cases for review by management, outlining the proposed strategy and rationale. Plus, you should be able to forecast demand while providing assurance around commercial and compliance risks. Therefore, it is essential that you are agile with a proactive approach and organised in your approach to work while adhering to timescales.


Additionally, our client is looking for someone who can demonstrate the following:

* Member of CIPS

* Ability to quickly build trust and influence at all levels of an organisation.

* Analytical approach to problem-solving.

* An ability to work to organisational deadlines and KPIs

* Creative and keen to try new ideas and approaches

* Able to build effective relationships with suppliers and stakeholders

* Confident using full Office 365 suite with good knowledge of Adobe suite.

* Previous experience using e-procurement, including P2P and Sourcing