Strategic Procurement Officer
Candidate's required/essential experience
* IT procurement experience
* Proficient in IT contract and commercial knowledge
* Stakeholder management
Contract duration- 6 months with possibility of extension
Standard work hours- 24 hours a week, client can be flexible on working days. The 24 hours can be over 4-5 days if that works for candidate (i.e. school run)
You'll be responsible for sourcing the supply of goods, works and services in accordance with all internal policies and procedures and external legislation, including Legislation where applicable. You'll support Category Managers as well as Procurement and Commercial Managers in the development of both standard and complex contracting and sourcing strategies. You will ensure the lowest total cost of ownership to the group, and robust contractual provisions to mitigate risks in contract delivery.
You will also support relevant supplier relationship and performance management activities. Working with the wider Procurement and Commercial team, you'll continually drive efficiencies in sourcing and the overall process.
Your Skills and Experience
You will have a broad knowledge of IT markets, business needs and UK Procurement Legislation, able to put this into overall context. You'll have a good understanding of relevant statutory and legal provisions, with a strong ability to draft contracts with special terms and ensure SSE has the protection it needs in it contracts for the long term. You will be proficient in Procurement related systems, such as Oracle, Jaggaer Bravo! and Achilles Utility Vendor Database. Additionally, you'll understand the supply chain and how to improve it.
A target-focused and result-driven individual, you'll be able to bring about change in an energetic environment. Your self-confidence and independence will enable you to challenge the norm, think creatively, and negotiate well. You'll have excellent communication and numeracy skills, with a highly-developed drafting and writing ability.
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