Procurement Specialist

Sheffield Permanent £35,000 - £45,000 per year
  • A fantastic opportunity with numerous public sector benefits
  • Offers agile/hybrid working approach

About Our Client

British Business Bank are an economic development bank wholly owned by the Department for Business and Trade, but we are operationally independent. We're dedicated to helping UK small businesses survive, prosper and grow.

Since we were founded in 2014, we've grown ourselves - quickly. Yet in all that time, we've continued to adopt the creative mindset that we've had from the beginning.

The business finance market doesn't always create the conditions that make it easy for businesses to thrive. In this complex landscape, we light the way, inspiring, informing and enabling businesses to follow a path that's right for them.

By providing better access to finance, supplying useful information and tools, and developing strong regional networks, we help shape the future for many smaller businesses across the UK. You'll feel this sense of purpose as soon as you meet us. You'll be able to make your own impact as soon as you joi

Job Description

Utilising extensive experience and knowledge to provide robust commercial advice and guidance to colleagues on all procurement matters
* To be an expert resource in developing procurement strategy, coordinating and running public sector procurement exercises and in all aspects of contract drafting and management
* For more complex and higher value procurements to manage those directly
* Produce all required procurement documentation for all large/high risk/complex procurements
* Manage and chair evaluation and moderation processes
* Contribute to compelling MI insights that provide management with high quality analysis of the Bank's procurement activities to inform strategic decision making
* Provide input into the business planning and budgeting process
* Embed and develop continuous improvements
* Assisting colleagues as a business partner with procurement processes and contract management
* Proactively carry out forward planning of procurement activity
* Be a member of working groups on all projects that have a significant spend planned or a commercial impact on the organisation
* Work closely with our contracts specialists to ensure procurement requirements are translated into the Bank's commercial contracts
* Assist the Senior Commercial Manager in establishing the function as a strategic partner to all other functions within the Bank
* Act as a brand ambassador for the Commercial Operations team

The Successful Applicant

* Experience of being responsible for, leading on and running OJEU/Find a Tender
* An excellent working understanding of public procurement legislation and regulation
* A sound commercial procurement outlook with an ability to provide commercially focussed advice
* Good experience of professional services procurement is deirable but not essential
* An all-round procurement strategist and practitioner
* High level of knowledge of commercial contracts including formation, drafting and negotiation
* Broad category expertise (service rather than goods)
* Experience in working with procurement and contract management tools

What's on Offer

  • A basic salary between £35,000 - £45,000
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Highly competetive pension
  • Agile hybrid working with 40% office based
  • Various public sector benefits
Joe Bloor
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Phone number
+44 114 270 3761

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Joe Bloor
Consultant phone
+44 114 270 3761
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