Procurement Officer

Birkbeck, University of London
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:£37,143
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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Procurement Officer

Salary range

£37,143 rising to £ 38,127 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



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Closing date for applicants


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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the central Finance department as Procurement Officer for maternity leave cover on a fixed term contract working in a proactive and value adding team.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a keen interest in Procurement. With a friendly and approachable manner, you will have experience of working proactively and effectively with internal stakeholders.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Procurement Manager on all aspects of the procurement life cycle from setting up suppliers to supporting key stakeholders. Demonstrating value for money through spend analysis, implementing processes and procedures and supporting users with the procurement systems are key aspects of the role.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about procurement and supply chains in Higher Education, gain a better understanding of public contract regulations 2015, become involved in tender working groups, get an insight into category management and market engagement , champion procurement processes including use of sector recognised framework agreements , gain familiarity of using e-tendering portal, raise procurement awareness, drive forward efficiencies and support stakeholders in achieving required outcomes from contracts.

The candidate will need to have a good understanding of public sector procurement with

  • Excellent IT skills, competent in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to plan and prioritise workload effectively, balancing deadlines.

  • Able to work proactively and effectively with other departments to deliver best value for money.

  • Ability to work as a flexible and effective member of a small Procurement Team and wider Finance Team.

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.

  • Friendly and approachable professional manner

  • Remuneration

    Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £ 37,143 rising to £ 38,127per annum.

    The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


    If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Karim Meghani, Procurement Manager, via [email protected] or 0203 926 3184.

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

    While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered

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