Senior Procurement Officer

Belfast City Centre, Belfast with remote working options
20 Jan 2021
20 Feb 2021
Specialist Area
Buying, Contracts, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Senior Procurement Officer Belfast City Centre with remote working options until summer 2021 £31,680-£36960. + defined contribution pension, health cash plan, flexi-time, 40 days annual leave (inc stats), M-F hours


Kelly Jennings and Associates have been retained to recruit for a Senior Procurement Officer on behalf of a leading NI Housing Association.  You will be joining an award-winning social enterprise that is dedicated to providing affordable housing in local communities.  If you have knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and want to progress your career in a role where you will be given a high level of autonomy and responsibility, I want to hear from you today.


The Senior Procurement Officer will support the Procurement Manager in delivering value for money, group procurement solutions.  Procurements range from multi-million-pound construction programs to maintenance projects, consumables, specialist equipment and services.  The Senior Procurement Officer will be assigned to high risk / high-value contracts that are of strategic importance and will delegate work appropriately, providing assistance to Procurement Officers in areas such as compliance, performance management, coaching, training and development. 


Senior Procurement Officer role and responsibilities:


As Senior Procurement Officer, you will assist the Procurement Manager in delivering a robust procurement function that meets stakeholder requirements.  It will be your job to provide high quality, relevant advice and information to key stakeholders and staff, making recommendations that have been based on sound data and public procurement best practice.  Other responsibilities will include:


  • Relationship management
  • Continuous improvement
  • Contract Management
  • Market research, including keeping up to date with relevant legislation, policies and practices.
  • Ensuring compliance with public procurement legislation and internal policy through the leading and management of tender and award processes, both above and below the EU tender threshold
  • Deputizing for the Procurement Manager as required


The Rewards:


The salary scale for the successful Senior Procurement Officer is £31,680-£36960.  My client pride themselves in offering family-friendly policies, including flexi-time and work from home options.  Other benefits include a defined contribution pension scheme, 40 days annual leave (including stats) per annum, a health cash plan and death in service, and reimbursement for learning and development / professional fees.


The Person:


The successful Senior Procurement Officer should be educated to degree level and hold/be studying towards a CIPS Level 4 procurement qualification.  Your experience should include Supervision and mentoring of a team.  In addition, you should be able to demonstrate:


  • At least three years relevant experience delivering procurement exercises and advice, including responsibility for leading and managing high-value procurements
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work in a changing environment
  • Experience of using IT systems / electronic procurement software (eg e-tenders
  • Knowledge of value for money, tendering and contract management including complex, high-value projects


Preference will be given to candidates who, as well as the above can demonstrate experience of Public Contracts Regulations 2015.


How do I apply?


Interested candidates who are meeting the criteria for this position should register and upload an updated CV without delay via this advert.  If you would like to discuss your suitability for this position, or if you have any questions regarding the vacancy, please do give me, Kelly Jennings a call on 028 9558 2083.


Please note that only candidate CV's who are meeting the minimum criteria will be considered.  A permanent, UK work visa is required and eligibility to work in the UK will be checked at the shortlisting stage of this position.  A full, clean driver's licence and access to car is also required for this job.