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Job title:
Procurement Officer x2
Job reference:
Corporate Services
SCP 11-31 Career graded
From: 17,007 To: 28,221 per annum
37 hours per week
Closing date:


Procurement continues to play an increasing role in the operation of the Council, particularly with its growing and natural association with commissioning of services. In an increasing number of areas the Council and its partners are reliant on external organisations to deliver key aspects of its vision for St Helens. In addition, the entire physical and technological infrastructure that supports all our services, from buildings to telephony, is entirely reliant on external supplies, service providers and contractors.

Procurement decisions are central to the way in which the Council does business As such, it is crucial that the objectives of the procurement function match those of the organisation and also that the organisation's key objectives are supported and established within all procurement activity.

The basis for all procurement decisions has to be value for money. The Council recognises this, but also recognises that value for money is not the same as lowest cost. It is crucial that procurement decisions are made with a longer and broader view than simply immediate cost.

We are looking for a motivated person with analytical skills and innovation who can provide support for Procurement Team Manager and assist in managing the procurement assistants, in the letting of contracts and procuring goods and services compliant to the Council's Contract Procedure Rules and European Legislation.

The appointment to the relevant grade will be dependant upon skills, abilities, experience and qualifications as indicated within the application pack.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Jackie Houghton on 01744 676795 or Joanne Waddilove on 01744 676791.

Previous Applicants are welcome to apply.

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