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  • Ref no: REN04636
  • Published: 21/10/2019
  • Closes: 28/10/2019
  • Location: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1TS
  • Salary: £38,763.00 - £42,376.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


Based at Renfrewshire Council, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1WB

Renfrewshire Council is a high performing, ambitious Council with a vital role to play in shaping our place, driving our local economy, providing education and learning, supporting and caring for vulnerable people and facilitating local democracy.

Our Vision: Working together for a thriving and connected Renfrewshire, creating opportunities for all; encourages working in partnership with partners, businesses local people and communities to target key strategic outcomes.Procurement is recognised as having a vital role to play in the delivery of our strategic outcomes; positioned within Policy and Commissioning in the Chief Executive’s Service, our increasing focus on planning for the future needs of our Council and communities provides procurement with a unique opportunity to influence and shape our commissioning approach.

Renfrewshire Council is seeking two Senior Procurement Specialists to join our award winning procurement team. You will support the delivery of strategic objectives and add value to one of the best and highest performing local authority procurement teams in Scotland.Delivering social value through procurement is one of our core objectives and through use of Community Benefits and the promotion of Fair Work Practices, you will help to achieve our aim to grow our local economy, provide employment and training opportunities and improve opportunities for children and young people in our communities.

If you think you could make an energetic and effective contribution to the team, and understand the governance required for public sector procurement, you should apply for this post.

It is essential that you are educated to HND level or equivalent in a relevant subject or have/are working towards MCIPS. Additionally, you must have experience of managing, developing and reporting complex projects; the ability to develop and implement contract strategies; experience of negotiating and awarding contracts in accordance with procurement policy, procedures and strategy; and experience of developing and implementing appropriate supplier relationship and development strategies.You must have a clear understanding of public sector procurement governance and be able to deliver projects within the specified timelines as set out in the project schedule and maintain procurement performance to support the scheduled completion date.

It is desirable that you have an appropriate knowledge of relevant markets, products and services; are able to identify changes and developments in the market place and their potential impact on the Council; and have an understanding of EU Procurement Law.

In exchange, we can offer an excellent salary and terms and conditions, a flexible working environment, excellent pension benefits and a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to make a difference within a Local Authority that is seen as one of the most progressive councils in Scotland. You will also have access to the Councils Management Development Programmes which include Leaders of the Future and CMI training.

If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit

Closing of post date - Monday 28 October 2019

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