Procurement Support Officer

Procurement Support Officer

Job Title: Procurement Support Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ashford, Kent
Industry: Administration and Office Support
Reference: B5PSO201022_1666256467
Contact Name: Carlie Billingham
Contact Email:
Job Published: 20 October 2022
Job Description

Vibe Recruit are looking for a Procurement Support Officer for our NHS client, based in Ashford, Kent.

This role is a Band 5 and will be full time, with hybrid working available. The successful candidate would need to be able to travel to the office 2/3 times per week.

Key Duties

* To support delivery of healthcare and other procurements within a portfolio of projects/programmes that deliver high value, improved out comes and cost efficiency savings across the CSU customer base

* Use procurement e-systems to create statistical reports, e.g. ClicSource, for the Procurement Lead

* Provide administrative support to wider procurement function - i.e. note taking at meetings, market engagement events and bid evaluation/moderation as requested/required, arranging meetings

* Work with internal departments and customers in pursuing procurement excellence through the implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects within key markets

* To deliver in line with key performance indicators and project/programme milestones, meeting all customer objectives

* Work with customers and stakeholders to ensure project compliance and provide input into the successful delivery of procurement

* Collation and analysis of data to support the effective delivery of a procurement or service improvement

* Effectively support project delivery using procurement processes that translate into robust procurement projects that comply with procurement guidance, European and National legal frameworks

* Undertake regular market research and analysis and produce (or support the development of) reports communicating the outcome of this to enable the effective development of procurement strategies

* Effectively build and maintain relationships both internally and externally, communicating with Commissioners and Procurement Leads

* Provide support for product/service specifications to ensure procurement and supply chain deliver optimum service delivery, incorporating best risk management philosophies

* Support project/programme transition process to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of new services and the associated provider(s)

* To assist the team in the delivery of the annual work plan, ensuring performance to key milestones and agreed key performance indicators are achieved

* Assists in the induction of new joiners including specialist training on Procurement e-systems, irrespective of grade, including EU Supply and ClicSource etc.

* Responsible for ensuring sign-off at the four different stages of a procurement from the appropriate management level relevant to the annual contract value

* Recommend and implement (once agreed) changes to procedures for non-legal procurement practices, e.g. market engagement events

Please email: for any more information required for this role

Vibe Recruit is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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