Procurement Category Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/10/2018 12:00
Grade 6 - 8 (SCP 28 - 41) £25,463 - £37,107 progression rules apply
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre
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Closing date:
22 Oct
Further Information

Sunderland City Council is seeking two suitable candidates to join our Corporate Procurement team as Category Officers to provide a professional, customer-focused service within a Category Management Framework.

It is planned that the post holders will predominately work on low risk contracts and will be expected to work flexibly across the Work Programme on a variety of categories supporting the Category Managers within the team. The post holders will develop and implement procurement scoping strategies to determine the optimum route to market for a diverse range of contract opportunities within agreed resources and timescales.

The post holders must have excellent communication, IT and writing skills. The post holder must also possess an understanding of procurement and a working knowledge of relevant procurement legislation and emerging government agenda including the principles of achieving best value without compromising on service delivery.

A key outcome is to achieve best value and cost effectiveness, via innovative approaches with an emphasis on minimising costs and commercial risk whilst achieving cash releasing savings without impacting on quality.

The Salary range is £25,463 - £28,221 / £33,136 - £37,107 (progression rules apply)

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Glenda Malone, Assistant Head of Procurement at Sunderland City Council on 0191 561 1774 or

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 22nd October 2018.

Applications should be made on-line at For further assistance contact the Org Man & Resourcing Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

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Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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This job is closed for applications.