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Job Reference: 57579

Senior Procurement Officer

  • GloucesterGloucestershire
  • £18 - £22 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Senior Procurement Officer to work in Gloucester. This position is initially for a period of 12 months and is paying from £18.00 – £22.00 per hour (PAYE and umbrella payment options are available).

The role:

Working as part of the Council’s Commercial Service you will manage the delivery of high value and more complex tenders, or work with the Category Manager to undertake specific category projects. This is one of a number of posts in the Commercial Service that work flexibly to support the commercial needs of the Council. Success will depend on developing critical relationships at all levels, particularly with directors, lead commissioners, outcome managers, senior managers and others who influence commercial outcomes. You will be expected to demonstrate a high level of commercial knowledge and expertise perhaps in a specialist subject area and undertake discreet commercial projects.

Key Responsibilities:

      Use specialist knowledge or expertise, e.g. supplier or market research, cost modelling, risk transfer or benchmarking to achieve superior outcomes

Use information and analysis to inform the development of commissioning and commercial thinking.

Undertake or lead discreet commercial projects and attend project/review board meetings as required.

Assess Social Value and work to maximise it through your work.

Ensure effective communication and engagement with stakeholders and partners (including external suppliers).

Assess and manage the risk associated with each activity.

Keep up-to-date with relevant policy, best practice and legislative changes.

  • Work on more complex innovative or higher risk tender or in areas where the supply market is less well developed.


Work with legal and other professional experts to develop the form of contract, special terms and conditions, KPI’s and where appropriate incentive or payment strategies.

Prepare a procurement strategy that describes your procurement findings and recommended approach.

Ensure that specifications and outcomes are expressed in a meaningful way that can be priced by the market.

Develop evaluation models to achieve the desired outcome and best value for money.

Ensure compliance with all legal and Council requirements and policies.

Prepare a tender evaluation report on completion of the tender exercise.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: This position is required to possess or be working towards a recognised professional qualification CIPS level 4 or above or related graduate level discipline or equivalent by experience.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a procurement or commissioning environment.
  • Compliance: Proof of right to work in the UK and references covering the last 3 years.
  • Hours: 36 hours p/w.

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