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Senior Procurement Officer

Job Reference: 715243       Job Type: Permanent       Date Added: 21/05/2012

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Employer: Environment Agency
Location: Bristol
Salary: £33,570 - £37,127

From regulating major industry to reducing pollution incidents, from improving water and air quality to preventing the risk of flooding, it’s our job at the Environment Agency to protect and improve the environment throughout England and Wales. Join our Corporate Information Services Commercial Team, and you can play an important role in ensuring that future generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world.

As you’d expect from an organisation focused on protecting the environment, we need sustainable procurement solutions that offer value for money. We’ll look to you to make every pound count as you support the delivery of our ICT service. You’ll play your part in the transformation of our entire ICT estate as you take charge ofcontribute to the contract management of a £350m seven to ten year contract and a complex supply chain.

Responsible for contractual and supplier relationship management, you will lead negotiations with suppliers while promoting improved procurement procedures to drive efficiency and sustainability within customers and suppliers. You’ll also have the chance to engage with other procurement colleagues to build the procurement network both within the Environment Agency and through the wider DEFRA network and government bodies.

• you’ll come to us with procurement experience at a strategic level, including meeting customers’ and partners’ expectations and solving problems that may arise;
• you’ll also have or be nearing completion towards full Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualification;
• a skilled team player, you will have a proven track record of setting high standards and delivering results when faced with conflicting demands and tight deadlines;
• strong on negotiation and communication, you will be keen to take on line management and mentoring responsibilities.

In return, we offer a competitive package with a range of benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve and welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working patterns, including job share.

To apply go to www.environmentagency.gov.uk/jobs
Closing date for applications: June 15th June 2012.

Assessment interviews will be held in Bristol on week commencing 2 July 2012. You will need to advise with your application if you are unable to attend.

For further details please contact Natalie Powell, Commercial Manager, by emailing natalie.powell@environment-agency.gov.uk

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