Senior Procurement Officer

  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 4 days ago
  • December 1, 2021
  • £30,451 to 34,728

Senior Procurement Officer

The Commercial and Procurement Team (based within Somerset County Council) is looking for an ambitious individual who will operate within a complex, dynamic and commercial and procurement environment to ensure the provision of a prompt, sustainable and professional service to our internal customers. You will be part of a collaborative and professional team that helps drive through the Council’s vision.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

You will manage a diverse and challenging portfolio of procurement & commercial projects and have a focus on strong relationship management. These are critical roles for us as you will be key advisors and contacts for your procurement portfolio and commercial matters and will help to shape how we procure goods and services. Your role will be to drive best practice across all commercial and procurement activity.

You will cover and support the entire commercial & procurement cycle, from working with senior managers to identify and develop requirements, through to developing procurement and supply chain engagement strategies, running competitions, negotiating contracts and driving optimisation opportunities within current commercial matters.

You will be expected to bring challenge and new thinking to the team and wider organisation, as well as drive continuous improvement and innovation through supplier relationship management with key suppliers and to lead/support cross-agency collaboration projects and wider partnership initiatives.

A few things about you

We need an individual with the expertise, skills and desire to shape and deliver our ambitions in commercial & procurement.

Whilst technical commercial & procurement skills are important to us, we are also looking for an individual able to ensure procurement compliance and that can think commercially to develop different delivery models. Therefore, our ideal candidate will be mentally agile and flexible, who will bring innovation and embrace change, is risk aware not risk averse but most importantly who is passionate about their work and committed to continuous improvement.

We are keen to hear from any individuals who want to join us and help deliver our future ambitions.

Additional information

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mark Brown, Service Manager Commercial & Procurement on 07976 692152.

The current salary for this role is £30,451 to £34,728 per annum.


Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Staff discounts in gyms.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £30,451 to 34,728
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  • Disability Confident
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