- Location: Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
- Salary: £35,569.95 - £39,471.90 per year pro rata
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Position Type: Part Time
- Hours: 18.13 hours per week
The Procurement Officer is responsible for assisting with the delivery of the Corporate Procurement service, covering governance, accountability, guidance, support, project administration and training of council tendering and contracting processes.
Provide advice and support for the development and delivery of the Council’s Procurement Policy, Strategy, Procedures and Guidance Library in line with regulations.
Assist in ensuring that the Section is adequately prepared for changes in regulations affecting all aspects of procurement and support the development of any resultant impact on procedures and processes.
Ensure all procedures and related processes are developed to deliver an efficient process and appropriately documented. To use these procedures to directly support departmental Lead Officers in allocated procurement projects.
To participate in the development and delivery of the Council Procurement Training Programme
Assume the role of Lead Officer for appropriate corporate, national and sectoral contracts
Significant experience in general Finance Procurement and/or Business Management
CIPS Level 4 – or currently working towards CIPS Level 4
Computer literate with good spreadsheet skills, preferably MS Excel & Word
Effective organisational skills including time management
Knowledge of procurement processes
Understanding of finance control and administration including implementation of new procedures
A flexible approach to new working practices and technology
Appreciation and acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
Able to work as part of a team and using own initiative but willing to accept direction/delegation
Very good communicator – verbal and written
Ability to relate well with all levels of staff within the organisation
Analytical and research skills
Work under pressure to tight deadlines
Flexibility to meet the needs and demands of the service
Ability to work in difference offices dependant on service requirements
Local Authority Finance Administration experience
Experience of the delivery of a corporate wide support function
HND in Finance / Administration Management
Knowledge of Council policies and procedures
Knowledge of the Council’s FMS system (COA Solutions Ltd E5) and the Scottish Governments suite of e-buying tools
Training delivery experience
Closing Date: 20 September 2019
Starting Salary: £35,569.95 (pro rata)
18.13 hours per week
£18.87 per hour
Proposed Interview Date: Monday 7th October 2019
For Further information contact Diane Beattie 01343 563136