Procurement Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/04/2019 23:00
Band 6-9, SCP 19 to 31 - £24,799 - £33,799
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Closing date:
9 Apr
Further Information

Procurement Officer

Band 6-9, SCP 19 to 31 - £24,799 to £33,799
Full Time (37 Hours per week)
Permanent Roles (minimum 2FTE)

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 300 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 Tuesday 9th April 2019
Interviews will be held across Thursday 18th April 2019

Candidates will be allocated interview dates.

NEPO may use additional second stage interviews and/or personality questionnaires as required.


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

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Stephen Roberts via 07585986259 / stephen.roberts@nepo.org or Adam Smith via 07976775015 / adam.smith@nepo.org

No recruitment agencies please

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

Please note
This job is closed for applications.