Procurement Specialist

Trinity House
Harwich, Essex
£34118 per annum + benefits
06 May 2022
06 Jun 2022
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

As the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar we deliver reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids to navigation such as lighthouses, lightvessels, buoys and radio navigation, ensuring thousands of mariners navigate their way safely around the UK’s busiest waters. Proud of our reputation afforded to us by many centuries of dedication to the nation’s maritime infrastructure, we are a forward-thinking organisation with the ability to meet new demands and the changing requirements of the modern mariner.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Procurement Specialist to join the buying team to carry out all aspects of purchasing and assist in the delivery of the strategic goals of the department.

You will report to the Procurement Manager and will be involved in delivering and supporting a range of purchasing requirements including developing and writing Procurement Strategies, Invitations to Tender and Tender Evaluation Reports to the required legislative and Trinity House standards and practices, this will require an exemplary level of attention to detail. You will have previous experience of completing over threshold tenders with excellent verbal and written communication skills; being able to liaise well with internal customers, external suppliers and other General Lighthouse Authorities, as well as having close contact with employees, managers and Directors as appropriate. You will have the skills to work on your own initiative, to manage all stages of the tender process within the Procurement Strategy timescales and also promote legal and best-practice compliance within the buying function.

This post requires a level 4 qualification in a related discipline (e.g Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) to Diploma level), working towards or a willingness to work towards the Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply.  You will have previous broad experience working within a busy Procurement department, including running over threshold tenders. Your ability to plan, prioritise and organise tasks both short to mid-term must come as second nature, balanced with this, the ability to be flexible as priorities change. Good IT skills are essential, and previous experience within Public-Sector procurement would also be beneficial.

If you are interested in this opportunity and keen to develop your skills and experience with Trinity House, please visit our website to download the job description and apply.

As an equal opportunities employer, Trinity House is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, to apply.

Applications to be received by midnight on Sunday 29th May 2022

Interviews to be held in Harwich, face to face on 16th / 17th June 2022.

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