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Procurement Officer (Maternity Cover)

Tees Valley Combined Authority Group has an opportunity for a Procurement Officer to work as part of the group procurement team, to cover maternity leave. The Combined Authority was established in 2016 to drive economic growth, create jobs and transform the five local authorities of Tees Valley. It is chaired by the elected Tees Valley Mayor, who also chairs the South Tees Development Corporation board.

This new role will support the Procurement Manager to deliver procurement activities across Tees Valley Combined Authority, South Tees Development Corporation, South Tees Site Company and Teesside International Airport Limited (the ‘Group’) as well as supporting wider Group priorities when needed. For the successful candidate, this role presents an opportunity to be involved in our diverse group and major developments and regeneration in our region.

The successful candidate will support the team to deliver procurement activities across Tees Valley Combined Authority, South Tees Development Corporation, South Tees Site Company and Teesside International Airport Limited (the ‘Group’) as well as supporting wider Group priorities when needed. For the successful candidate, this role presents an opportunity to be involved in our diverse group and major developments and regeneration in our region.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of a portfolio of procurements, this will include (but not limited to):
  • Delivery of above and below threshold procurements
  • Engage with end users to understand requirements
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on procurement processes and new projects and activities

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading on procurement exercises both above and below the threshold, including where there was involvement from Senior Members of an organisation.
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with and influencing Senior Members of an organisation.

Skills:

  • Ability to plan strategically
  • Proven competence to communicate, negotiate and influence at senior executive level.
  • Excellent written and oral presentational and communication skills
  • Excellent collaborative working skills, with an ability to articulate opinions and influence others.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and represent the organisation in a professional manner.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to exercise solid judgement on business priorities, and to make compelling cases in support of business decisions and value judgements

Please note, you should hear from us within four weeks of the closing date if you are shortlisted for interview, otherwise you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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