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12th August 2022

Job Vacancy: Procurement Specialist

Join our team as Procurement Specialist:

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working pattern: Full Time (37 hours per week)
  • Salary: £38,553 - £44,624
  • Closing date: Sunday 28 August

We are looking for a procurement professional to join our small, vibrant organisation, and be part of a friendly team that works closely with local authority colleagues across the region to deliver a diverse programme of work.

NEPO employees benefit from:

  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working model, with HQ in Gateshead’s Baltic Quarter
  • 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

The role:

  • To lead and manage procurement activity for major spend categories or group of categories for the public sector in the North East region and nationally, working flexibly and innovatively across the Collaborative Procurement Work Programme.
  • To support the delivery of the Collaborative Procurement Strategy whilst continuously driving performance across the organisation.
  • To explore and maximise commercial opportunities available across all Collaborative Procurement activities.
  • Provide specialist professional procurement guidance and support across a portfolio of category areas (Goods, Services, Works) to NEPO and its members.
  • To be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Category including the management of workload and resources and the delivery of successful objectives.

Important dates:

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 28 August 2022.


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