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Procurement Officer

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Contract Type:
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Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/02/2020 23:00
£24,799 - £33,799
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne

Job details 

Closing date:
23 Feb

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Procurement Officer
Band 6-9, SCP 19 to 31 - £24,799 to £33,799
Full Time (37 Hours per week)
Permanent Roles (3 FTE) and Fixed Term Role (1FTE until June 2021)

Join our Team:

NEPO undertakes high-value procurement in major strategic areas of spend in partnership with North East local authorities (known as our Member Authorities) and a range of nationwide Associate Members.

Our vision is to achieve benefits through collaborative procurement. This means that we are focussed on delivering positive outcomes for our Member Authorities, regional supply base and over 600 Associate Members from the wider public sector. In addition to delivering a collaborative procurement work programme of almost £300M, NEPO is responsible for the NEPO Portal and the NEPO Business Club programme of support for our suppliers.

NEPO is a forward-thinking organisation that supports personal development and provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across the North East public sector.

NEPO employees benefit from:

• Flexible working
• Access to technology that enables agile working
• Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
• Annual leave ranging from 25 to 30 days (depending on length of service), plus public holidays
• Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Child Care Vouchers
• Offices based in the heart of Newcastle’s Quayside with great links by public transport and road

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as Procurement Officer.
This role incorporates a wide pay band in recognition of the range of skill levels we are able to recruit at – from junior entry level through to high-performing individuals who will be the managers of the future.

The post holder will assist and deliver procurement activity for major spend categories for the public sector in the North East as well as nationally.

The successful candidate will need to work independently, flexibly and innovatively, supporting the Category Specialist with the delivery of the Collaborative Procurement Work Programme.

Experienced officers will be expected to provide specialist procurement advice and guidance which is legally compliant to NEPO and its Members Authorities.

Procurement represents a fantastic choice for individuals looking for a varied and exciting role with great career prospects. This is one of the few sectors where new employees are given the opportunity to prove their worth and take charge of their own projects, from start to finish. The current economic climate has seen an increasing number of organisations turn to their procurement teams to deliver growth and generate income.

The recently advertised Category Specialist posts that NEPO were recruiting into illustrates the type of opportunity a high-performing PO can strive towards. Now is the time to consider a role in procurement!

Important dates:

The deadline for applications is 23:00, Sunday, 23rd February 2020

Interviews will be held across Monday, 2nd March 2020 – Tuesday, 3rd March 2020


Applications will only be accepted via https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Joanne Peacock via joanne.peacock@nepo.org
or 07585 986 285

No recruitment agencies please.

For further information about NEPO and its work, please visit our website at www.nepo.org

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