Senior Procurement Managers x 3

up to £51,951
Concurrent (External + Internal)
Full Time
Starting at 30 days per annum
Civil Service Pension Scheme

8th July 2022 at 17:00



The Parliamentary Procurement and Commercial Service (PPCS) is responsible for all procurement processes conducted in the House of Lords, House of Commons and the Parliamentary Digital Service. It provides professional procurement and commercial services and ensures compliance with the Houses’ procurement policies. Parliament procures a wide range of goods and services in a Public Sector context requiring the highest standards of compliance and value for money.

PPCS has four teams each supporting distinct areas of the business: Estates; ICT; Services and Supplies and Governance. The role being advertised is to work as a Procurement Officer specifically within the Services and Supplies Team which embraces a wide range of requirements including facilities management; food and beverages for on-site restaurants and retail outlets; printing and publishing; furnishing; consultancy contracts; training, broadcasting; learning & development and HR contracts etc.

The Role

1) To manage procurement exercises throughout the procurement lifecycle, providing advice and support to clients.

2) To work independently and confidently when leading procurement exercises.

3) Ensure the best commercial and required outcomes for the business in addition to a compliant process and result.

4) Identify opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and House of Lords job vacancy January 2022 economy through procurement activity such as developing the use of frameworks and other related procurement route options.

5) To assist in defining best practice in respect of (1) - (4) above and additionally assist in governing delivery, data collection, developing new policies and procedures and reporting. 

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Knowledge and Experience - Detailed knowledge and significant relevant experience as a procurement professional – offering advice and managing procurement exercises in compliance with public sector procurement regulations and EU procurement directives at pace, with focus and tenacity
  • Procurement Delivery - Proven ability to deliver procurement operations through effective client management and to develop rapport with colleagues and contacts, utilising negotiating and influencing skills to produce a positive outcome
  • Contract Management - An understanding of contract management including risk analysis and performance monitoring
  • Communication and Collaboration - Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with senior management and staff and external advisors at all levels, both specialists and non-specialists.
  • Organised and Methodical - Well organised, methodical approach to work with an ability to prioritise and multitask
  • Quick learner with initiative - Ability to learn quickly and exercise initiative and seek ways to improve service 

More information can be found in the job description.

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