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Procurement Officer

Posted 24/04/2024

Up to £15.56 per annum + Excellent AL allowance, Hybrid working

Belfast

Temporary

Public Sector

Job Description

MCS Group is delighted to be partnering with a Public Sector organisation based in Belfast in their search for a Procurement Officer initially on a temporary basis with strong potential of extension.


The role

  • Assist the Procurement Office to deliver a transparent and fair procurement service that promotes value for money, adopts best practice and ensures the organisation operates within the legal framework applying to public procurement, ensuring that value for money, accountability and legal compliance are achieved.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to provide advice on processes, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Procurement Policy, Financial Regulations, NI Public Procurement Policy, and other relevant guidance including the Public Contract Regulations (PCR 2015).
  • To keep abreast of changes in such legislation and guidance, and any updates to policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Assist with and advise on compliance reviews of existing contracts.
  • Assist with maximising the use of collaborative contracts within the sector and more widely within public procurement as appropriate.
  • Maintain procurement systems and records to ensure efficient and effective operations and robust internal controls are in place.
  • Assist with monitoring and ensuring achievement of value for money in all procurement including collaborating and/or advising colleagues to assist them achieve same.


The Person

EITHER:

  • Working towards an MCIPS qualification with at least one years' related experience of procurement, tendering and contract management processes

OR

  • Able to demonstrate 2 years' relevant experience of procurement, tendering and contract management processes

AND

  • A broad working knowledge of procurement, tendering and contract management processes.
  • Experience of writing and presenting reports to a variety of audiences and stakeholders
  • Excellent IT skills, with demonstrable experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

The Rewards:
As the successful applicant, you will receive the following:

  • £15.56 per hour
  • 39 days leave per annum
  • Hybrid working arrangement
  • You will be joining a great team to further your experience

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