Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Procurement Officer

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Procurement Officer to work within the Lancashire Constabulary on a initial 3-month contract.

Location: Preston

Job role/responsibilities:
To provide a high-quality procurement function to the Constabulary, supporting the Procurement and Contracts Manager

  • Undertake tendering exercises adhering to EU Directives and Public Contract Regulations.

  • Provide stakeholder support for procurement projects.

  • Deliver presentations on procurement regulations and directives.

  • Lead, negotiate, and manage diverse procurement contracts within prescribed timescales.

  • Proactively manage contracts to identify savings and achieve value for money.

  • Contribute to procurement meetings and lead initiatives.

  • Advise budget holders and senior managers on tendering procedures and compliance.

  • Support the Procurement and Contracts Manager on high-value projects.

  • Conduct market testing and vendor rating for procurement options.

  • Report and challenge spending trends.

  • Produce timely reports for recommendations.

  • Maintain accurate contract information.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to value for money and high-quality service.

Knowledge/Experience required:

  • Experience of negotiating and influencing with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Knowledge and experience of interpreting and applying specific relevant legislation.

  • Knowledge and experience of public sector procurement processes.

  • Experience of market testing initiatives for goods services and works of significant value.

  • Experience of delivering projects in line with contractually agreed costs.

  • Experience and application of evaluation methodology tools for tender analysis.

  • Experience of the preparation of reports and delivery of presentations in order to influence buying decisions.

  • Knowledge of the role the various stakeholders play within the procurement environment.

Qualifications required:

  • Commitment to working towards or fully qualified to Level 6 Graduate Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply (or equivalent) - Level 5 is a minimum.

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962.

Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a £250 referral scheme in place.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 3 Months
  • Rate: £15.48 - £17.57 per hour
  • Location: City of Preston, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Contact: Lewis O'Donnell
  • Tel: 01772 208 962
  • Fax: 01772 471473
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2024-02-26 11:18:48 -

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