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19th May 2017

NEPO Job Vacancies: Procurement Officers x 2

NEPO has two job vacancies for Regional Procurement Officers (1 x Energy, 1 x Construction). Both are full-time positions (salary range £18,070 to £30,153) and the successful candidates will be based at NEPO's offices on Newcastle's quayside.

1 x Regional Procurement Officer (Energy)

NEPO has a vacancy for a Regional Procurement Officer to work in the NEPO Energy Category Team. The post holder will be responsible for procurement and contract management of energy-related contracts. The post holder will also be required to undertake the trading of electricity and gas from the wholesale market in accordance with the NEPO Risk and Purchasing Strategy, offering a relatively niche opportunity in public sector procurement. The post-holder will be required to develop an expert understanding of commodity markets and the factors that influence market behaviour and trends.

In addition, the post-holder will provide professional procurement support and advice to NEPO and its members, through ensuring that all contracts are let and managed in accordance with the category strategy, taking account of relevant legislation and within agreed timescales. They will also be responsible for identifying improvements in arrangements including contracts and supplier relationships to make best use of resources and encourage growth. The post-holder will also be expected to drive the performance of contracts and work actively with suppliers and stakeholders to drive continuous improvements, savings and additional benefits.

Should you wish to have an informal discussion regarding this vacancy prior to the deadline for application forms please contact Stephen Roberts, Energy Category Manager at NEPO on 07585 986259


1 x Regional Procurement Officer (Construction)

NEPO has a vacancy for a Regional Procurement Officer working within the Construction & Fleet Category Team, focused on Construction. The post holder will be responsible for the procurement and contract management of the construction related portfolio alongside engagement with construction clients and the market to help shape the future direction of the category. The post-holder will be expected to help grow both the categories offering and usage whilst ensuring performance and delivery in this relatively new and innovative area.

In addition, the post-holder will provide professional procurement support and advice to NEPO and its members, through ensuring that all contracts are let and managed in accordance with the category strategy, taking account of relevant legislation and within agreed timescales. They will also be responsible for identifying improvements in arrangements including contracts and supplier relationships to make best use of resources and encourage growth. The post-holder will also be expected to drive the performance of contracts and work actively with suppliers and stakeholders to drive continuous improvements, savings and additional benefits.

Should you wish to have an informal discussion regarding this vacancy prior to the deadline for application forms please contact Michael Curtis, Regional Category Specialist at NEPO on 07585 986285


The deadline for application forms is 23:59 on Wednesday 7th June 2017

Interviews will take place on Monday 19th June 2017

You can view the full job descriptions and apply online at https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Regional_Procurement_Officer_2_x_Posts_/163299