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Procurement Officer

The University of Edinburgh - Procurement Office and Printing Services

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th October 2019
Closes: 23rd October 2019
Job Ref: 049996

Corporate Services Group

The University of Edinburgh aims to meet our need for goods, services and works in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis and generates benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society, the economy and the environment.

An opportunity has arisen to join our multi-award winning team as a Procurement Officer for a 12 months, Fixed Term (Maternity Leave Cover) position.

Reporting to the Estates Category Team Manager, you will have the experience to manage complex projects and deliver on key strategies specific to the Estates Category areas of spend. 

Specific experience of procuring Estates related Goods, Services and Works would be advantageous, but not essential. We are looking for an experienced, hands-on individual with knowledge, skills and aptitude to influence colleagues (who are not directly managed and in other areas) to contribute to projects and continuously improve procurement practice. You will be expected to lead on Estates category contract negotiations.

The post holder should have full Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent qualifications e.g. relevant degree or be making progress towards MCIPS, coupled with substantial relevant experience, and a demonstrable commitment to continuous professional development.

You will require good organisational, communication and numerical skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively is essential, whether this is in writing, persuading others with presentations or just being able to articulate your point clearly and calmly to key internal and external stakeholders. You will have a passion for what you do and the drive to further develop skills and experience.

Team working is essential and supporting each other with demanding timelines and workloads.

Knowledge and experience of public procurement regulations and systems would be particularly advantageous.

Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019 at 5pm GMT

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