Procurement Team Advisor
NRW’s purpose is to pursue the sustainable management of natural resources in Wales, this means that the work and support provided by NRW Procurement is extremely varied and interesting in nature. With alignment to strategic categories, the team provide support to Contract Managers across a range of business areas, inclusive of, but not limited to Civil Engineering, Forest Operations, Land Management, ICT, Fleet and Facilities and many others.
The NRW Procurement team play a vital role in the delivery of NRW’s Corporate Objectives, Commercial Strategy and Service Plans; implementing best practice in procurement across NRW, promoting the benefits of a compliant, flexible process that achieves value for money for our stakeholders.
The department relies on qualified and experienced procurement professionals to bring a depth of understanding of the subject matter in line with all relevant procurement legislation, policies and procedures that we must adhere to.
The role of Procurement Advisor will provide dedicated support to our Designated Landscapes Programme, which will explore the possibility of a new National Park in North Wales, as well as the possibility of supporting other NRW deliverables; you will also help NRW achieve its wider initiatives and objectives that seek to mitigate the climate and nature emergency.
You should be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) up to level 5 as a minimum or full MCIPS, with substantial and relevant experience of leading procurements within the public sector.
Qualifications and Skills
- The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (Full Membership or working towards). Experience as a Procurement practitioner, in the application of knowledge and the specific requirements of the post. Experience of influencing procurement decisions at a project level. Experience of undertaking and leading procurement exercises, demonstrating success with their delivery. Experience of undertaking negotiations with supply partners. Transferrable experience of using procurement to deliver business objectives.
Understanding of procurement concepts, practices, governance & techniques, & maintenance of this through a range of interests & peer group interaction.