Procurement Specialist
CPL Group
Bradford, ENG, GB
6d ago

Do you have any experience in public sector Procurement?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Procurement Specialist to join our growing team, working in Bradford. This role is permanent, working 3 days per week, although will consider full time.

CPL Group is officially recognised as a Great place to work . Owned by the education sector, and run for the education sector, it’s CPL’s team and our heritage that has earned us our reputation for excellence.

The CPL Group of companies comprises 3 separate organisations, Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC), Tenet Education Services and Tenet Procurement Services .

This role will be working within the Tenet Education Services team (part of the CPL Group), offering procurement consultancy services to the client.

Formed in 1994, Tenet have an enviable record of delivering improvements, transformations, compliance, and value for money to schools, colleges, academies, and universities across the UK.

We actively support organisations with a combined non-pay spend of over £500m, which means that our team have a vast amount of experience procuring and managing a wide range of contracting for goods and services.

Owned by the education sector, and run for the education sector, it’s our team and our heritage that has earned us our reputation for excellence.

Reporting to the Regional Procurement Manager you will be responsible for leading the process for procuring contracts for a variety of expense categories and other projects and services to meet legal requirements and deliver value for money.

You will be producing tender and contract documents, working to KPIs and liaising with other teams to ensure contracts achieve value for money including cost savings and improved service levels.

As well as leading on a number of procurement's and one-off tendering activities, monitoring contracts, and analysing spend information, you will be working closely with staff across the College providing advice, guidance, training and support for their day-to-day purchasing activity.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of procurement, including experience of managing tendering processes, and meeting UK regulations for public sector procurement.

Experience of procurement in the education sector or a public sector organisation is essential. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work accurately to deadlines are also essential requirements.

CIPS membership is desirable but candidates that are working towards CIPS or can demonstrate suitable alternative qualifications and / or experience will be considered.

In return you will receive a competitive salary, a discretionary annual bonus, employer contribution pension scheme, 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and Christmas closure) a comprehensive induction, on-going development opportunities and CIPS membership support.

If you are a skilled and experienced Procurement professional with the ability and / or qualifications to complete all aspects of this role then we would love to hear from you.

This role is permanent with a salary up to £37,000 FTE (depending on experience).

The role is 3 days per week and there is some flexibility around days worked. We will consider full time for the right candidate.

Please click on the following link for the job description of this role.

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CPL Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and committed to Equality and Diversity.

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