Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location: Hertford / Stevenage - Initially based in Hertford, but will transition to be based in Stevenage within the next year
Starting Salary: £30,151 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £32,909 (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: 37 per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing procurement team which provides strategic and technical procurement advice and tender management services to Hertfordshire County Council.
Our team has a significant track record of implementing successful contracts offering value for money outcomes which delivering quality services. We are looking for a talented individual to join the team in the role of Procurement Officer.
You will need to successfully deliver a programme of procurements which will include large-scale complex contracts, undertaking tenders as well as mini competitions through framework agreements, demonstrating an understanding of how to develop effective tender documentation and evaluation criteria.
The team acts as the Council’s strategic centre of excellence for procurement, providing advice on procurement and commissioning activities for all departments, technical support for above UK threshold tenders, and advice on national frameworks and quotation procedures.
You’ll get involved with a wide range of procurements covering all of the Council’s service areas including highways, property, adult social care, children’s services, public health and community protection. This role will give you a fantastic diversity of experience in public service provision.
You should be able to demonstrate commercial awareness and the ability to manage a tendering process through to contract award. You will also have some knowledge of current public procurement legislation.
You should have the ability to prioritise and organise a busy workload, be detail conscious and an effective collaborator and communicator.
You should be educated to degree/HND level (or equivalent); or have 2 ‘A’ levels (or equivalent) combined with at least 2 years relevant work experience.
This is an exciting time to be in procurement with the new Procurement Bill coming into force next year. You will help to shape the Council’s approach and there will be opportunities to contribute to broader procurement aspects such as social value, sustainability and modern slavery. You can help us to provide the excellent quality services that make a real difference to the people of Hertfordshire.
Advert closing date: 4th October 2023
Interview date(s): W/C 16th October 2023
For an informal discussion please contact: Zoe Upson (Senior Procurement Officer) - 01707 292463