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Contract/purchasing support officer - Ministry of Justice

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    Leeds, West Yorkshire

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    Public Sector

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Job Description

We are looking for candidates to join our client the Ministry of Justice in a contract/purchasing support role

If you have experience working in purchasing/procurement/contract management or similar positions this may be the role for you

Location: Wellington Place, Leeds city centre - Hybrid model or working from home the majority of the week and maybe working in the office 1-2 days a week
Contract length: 6 months
Pay - £12.43 per hour

People Services

We have an exciting opportunity for an Contract/purchasing support officer to join our People Services category team in Leeds. The People Services Team sits within Core Goods and Services and our contracts cover all of the MoJ and its ALBs. This team manages a range of contracts which are all people facing these services including:

- Recruitment Service
- Occupational Health
- Employee Benefits
- Learning and Development
- Staff Relocation

Key responsibilities

As an Contract/purchasing support officer you will support the team to deliver procurement and contract management activities to achieve commercial outcomes across the business, this will include:

" Ownership of contract and performance management, driving commercial opportunities to deliver value for money and/or savings
" Assisting pre-procurement and sourcing activity including requirements definition, strategy development, market engagement and producing the invitation to tender pack
" Drafting procurement documents, including contract variations and change requests
" Analysing market, spend and performance data and presenting this to support commercial activity and reporting requirements
" Stakeholder engagement and strong relationship building to define requirements, develop, implement and manage procurement and contract management strategies
" Delivery of continuous improvement to drive best practice
" Assist the Commercial Manager in the resolution of disputes, obtaining and managing input from operational colleagues and others as directed (e.g. Legal)
" Complying with governance, legislative and policy requirements as appropriate
" Responding to Freedom of Information requests and Parliamentary Questions

Working within a fast-paced environment, you will bring excellent communication and organisational and analytical skills to ensure contracts are working effectively, and stakeholder relationships are managed appropriately. The category involves working with a wide and diverse set of stakeholders and suppliers and covers some really unique and niche requirements.

Successful applicants may not be expected to work from the office everyday (awaiting further guidance and subject to change).

Person Specification

o A proven track record of procuring and/or managing contracts in a similar commercial environment
o Experienced in managing relationships and communications with stakeholders
o Awareness of public sector procurement legislation
" Excellent organisational and communication skills
" Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

If this sounds of interest to you please apply or email me your CV directly


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