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Renfrewshire House Cotton Street Paisley, PA1 1UJ
£46,318 - £49,110 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week



Senior Procurement Specialist



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 Values:

  • We are fair. We treat each other and everyone we deal with respectfully and work hard to build trust in Renfrewshire Council.
  • We are helpful. We care about getting things right and are always approachable.
  • We are great collaborators. We work as one team and with people who care about this place.
  • We value learning to help us innovate, improve and deliver better services.



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 a Senior Procurement Specialist 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.



Ideally with knowledge and understanding of the standard form of contracts for Construction (NEC and SBCC) you will join the Construction Category Team, reporting to the Strategic Category Manager for Construction, engaging with and leading procurements which will contribute to our ambitious capital investment plans.



This post will provide dedicated support to our Housing Services department, leading on the Housing-led Regeneration and Renewal Programme - a £100m programme over the next 10 years to deliver modern high quality, energy efficient, affordable Council housing. The Housing Programme will not only significantly enhance the Council's housing stock but will also contribute to the wider transformation of Renfrewshire as a place and will be central to the economic and social recovery of Renfrewshire.



The construction company team also supports the procurements for the Councils Regeneration department and Property Services department. You will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of procurements from energy efficiency, HEEPS, Housing specific projects, consultancy appointments, repair and maintenance contracts, new build contracts, demolition contracts and general service contracts relating to the Housing Services department.



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 qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject or studying towards MCIPS or equivalent relevant experience. 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


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