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senior procurement advisor

  • Procurement
  • St Pauls
  • £34736 - £42019 per annum
  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • 13 Jun 2018
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Knowledge and Experience

* Provide professional procurement support and advice for the tendering of high value/critical contracts, including advice on drafting specifications; sourcing suitable suppliers; evaluating responses; clarification; contract award; and supplier de-brief.
* To advise on the most suitable procurement route for the requirements ensuring best practice and adherence to the School's Financial Regulations and Procurement Procedures.
* The job holder will be considered by stakeholders as an expert in procurement matters, so will provide in-depth advice on Procurement Procedures and best practice (including EU regulations and TUPE).
* To provide expert advice on contract law, construction of contracts, contract variations, and contractual disputes.
* Review and provide advice on terms and conditions for ad-hoc departmental purchases and agreeing amendments to ensure the best interests of the School are maintained.
* Provide advice on Ethical and Sustainable Procurement issues and strategies.
* Undertake the lead procurement advisory role in evaluation and supplier clarification meetings.
* Offer sound advice on the use of preferred suppliers and available framework agreements and the processes required for call-off.
* Undertake continuous professional development to keep up to date with legislative changes and procurement best practice.


* To receive and deal with requests for advice from customers and suppliers in an efficient, effective and courteous manner.
* Give quick and simple advice to customers regarding the interpretation of our Financial Regulations and Procurement Procedures and achieving value for money.
* Negotiate face to face with suppliers to obtain best terms for the business.
* Assist the Head of Procurement in preparation of information/reports for senior management.
* Use e-mail effectively; keep own diary and book meetings using MS Outlook. Write letters and correspondence.
* Use the Bravo contracts register & e-tendering system to manage the procurement process and register contracts.

Teamwork and Motivation

* Play an active role as a team member of the procurement team.
* Work consultatively and proactively within cross-divisional teams in procurement projects.

Liaison and Networking

* Undertake networking on a formal and informal basis with other procurement professionals.

Service Delivery

* Develop School wide supply contracts which are based around key performance indicators and service failure remedies.
* Deal with internal and external customers who require procurement or contract management advice and assistance.
* Maintain appropriate working relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
* Promote best procurement practice in the the organistion.
* To receive and deal with requests for advice from customers and suppliers in an efficient and courteous manner.

Initiative and Problem Solving

* Solve day-to-day problems as they arise. Match suitable suppliers to meet customer's one off requirements and advise on contractual disputes.


* Not required in this role.

Financial Responsibility

* No direct control of School budgets but with significant influence on all goods & services purchased.


* To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.

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