Procurement & Contracting Officer

  • Job Reference: 6980700
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Central & East
  • Location: Cambridgeshire, England
  • Salary: £32,234 to £33,782
  • Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Procurement & Contracting Officer wanted for an excellent opportunity

Location: Cambridgeshire

Length: Permanent

Salary: £32,234 - £33,782 per annum, depending on experience

Main responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide support and assistance to the Procurement and Contracting team to develop procurement capacity and communications both internally and with the market to help shape and develop markets
  • Research, analyse, report on and make recommendations to the category team with a particular focus on analysing procurement spend and highlight potential opportunities to the Procurement and Contracting Manager
  • Work with the Procurement Manager to develop procurement action plans through the detailed analysis of spend to include supplier volumes, commodity items, transaction costs, overall spend and proposed sourcing strategy
  • Assist in resultant procurement exercises, leading on appropriate matters under the supervision of the Procurement and Contracting Manager
  • Provide support to ensure procurement exercises comply with the organisations contracting procedure rules, strategy and the Public Contract Regulations (PCR)
  • Support the development of PCR compliant documentation and ensure subsequent shortlisting and evaluation of responses is conducted in a fair open and transparent manner
  • Develop evaluation models appropriate to each procurement exercise under the supervision of the Procurement and Contracting Manager
  • Ensure appropriate outcome letters are drafted, legally compliant and sent in a timely manner
  • Assist with procurement exercises for commonly bought goods and services where no obvious departmental lead exists
  • Provide advice and guidance as required on use of contracts and general approach to procurement



  • Some knowledge of EU and UK legislative requirements affecting procurement as well as current best practice procurement in the public sector
  • Ability and examples of securing better value for money and improved outcomes for an organisation related to procuring contracts
  • Willingness to undertake Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Qualification