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Procurement Officer

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Job Introduction

Job Title:                Procurement Officer

Salary Banding:     £32,000 - £35,000

Job Location:         North West

Contract Duration: Permanent

Hours (weekly):  35

Are you looking for an opportunity to further your knowledge and experience within procurement and the public sector?   Would you like to be involved in a broad range of tenders and different categories of spend?

Your Housing Group has an exciting opportunity for a homebased Procurement Officer, to join our established procurement team to manage several procurement categories, based on the Group’s approach to procurement.  

You’ll be homebased, living within the North West, within a reasonable travelling distance of our Head Office/Collaboration Hub in Birchwood, Warrington (WA3 7QH).

You will lead associated sourcing activities to ensure efficient and effective contracts are established which deliver best value, drive performance and achieve the required quality to support the aims and objectives of the business. 

As a Procurement Officer, you will be responsible for the delivery of projects identified within the procurement plan, determined by the Head of Procurement.   You will ensure contracts are procured well-ahead of expiry, ensuring compliance with the PCR 2015, ensuring compliance with YHG’s Operational Standing Orders (OSOs).

You will ensure savings are identified and realised, and contract documentation is signed and recorded on the Group Contract Register, and all procurement projects managed are delivered to timeframes agreed with stakeholders.

Although not essential, ideally you will have knowledge and experience of working in the public sector. 

As our Procurement Officer, we’re looking for….

  • Procurement experience with a range of categories
  • experience of working in a complex and changing environment
  • Experience of supplier selection, negotiation and contract management, delivering cost savings and process efficiencies.
  • Knowledge of UK Procurement Legislation (Public Contracts Regulations 2015).
  • Good working knowledge of contract law
  • Strong communication skills

What do we have to offer you? Alongside a competitive salary of £32,000 - £35,000, you will receive benefits including 25 days holidays incl 3 days to be taken between Christmas and New Year when we close, plus all Bank Holidays, plus holidays accrue with length of service, a pension matched up to 8% and a cashback healthcare scheme, to name just a few!

Your Housing Group is a next generation housing provider. With our pioneering, workforce, we are working together to build as many quality houses as possible and play our part in solving the current housing crisis. With over28,000 homes across the North West, our portfolio is large and diverse.

Prior to completing your application, please review the attached Role Profile to better understand the role and key responsibilities.                               

Closing date: 29th October 2021

Should we receive a high number of applications, we may close this vacancy earlier than the date indicated above, therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Your Housing Group values diversity and encourages applications from all communities. Your Housing Group operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for tenants or anyone who resides in a Your Housing Group property.  It also operates the scheme for any applicants who declare they have a disability. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role as set out in the role profile will be guaranteed an interview.  Some roles may be subject to probity checks which will override the scheme where a potential conflict of interest or a probity matter has been identified. YHG3

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