Procurement Officer – Daresbury Laboratory

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  • Proposed Salary £31,931
  • Career Level Managerial
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Business/ Management
  • Qualifications Associate Degree
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Job Description

Purpose of the role

  • To provide local expertise and support to end-users to undertake a range of under-OJEU value complex procurement tasks including sourcing and contracting
  • Provision of expert advice on all aspects of regulations and controls and representing UKRI’s risk appetite in procurement decisions
  • To keep local end users up-to-date with best practice in public procurement
  • Act as initial contact and escalation route to the local Commercial Business Partner and
  • Support the development of local procurement and contract management skill.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Undertake multiple procurement sourcing/contracting actions as required using the most appropriate route to market to deliver best value and compliance
  • Provide expert procurement advice to local stakeholders including when procurement should be directed to the shared service centre
  • Provide direction on local procurement issues as they arise, making decisions that will lead to added value for UKRI
  • Involvement in local commercial assurance, planning and in-house Contract Management
  • Maintaining good relationships with local stakeholders, acting as initial escalation point for key decision making and lower value contract sign-off
  • Involvement in analysis of supply markets, risks, level of competition, trends and new opportunities to inform market understanding
  • Use MI and datasets to facilitate local commercial decision making and planning
  • Maintain up to date project case folders for performance management and audit purposes
  • Demonstrate commercial professionalism within area of responsibility and
  • Other duties as agreed from time-to-time with line manager.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Accountable for own procurement portfolio
  • Commercial risk management
  • Procurement benefit realisation
  • General support for local Contract Management
  • Relationships with key commercial stakeholders.

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