Principal Procurement Officer

  • Job Reference: 7235000007224780
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2022
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Category: Administration

Location: City of Derby Derbyshire United Kingdom


Manage procurement processes and lead procurement related projects in conjunction with Council directorates in order to deliver compliant and effective outcomes for the Council, in line with the Category Management Strategy set by the Category Manager.


Monitor and control EU Procurement s undertaken by directorates to ensure adherence to procurement legislation.

Provide system and procedural training to internal service users and external bodies to promote good practice and reduce risk to the Council.

Provide guidance and support to other Council departments responsible for undertaking devolved procurement activities on the most appropriate procurement route to satisfy their requirements and to ensure compliance with internal procedures and legislative requirements, ensuring value for money.

Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic category sourcing plans by gathering, analyzing and effectively interpreting spend data and market intelligence in order to support the Council's corporate aims and objectives.


Contribute to the development, compilation and implementation of procurement systems and policies with the aim of providing robust controls whilst minimizing unnecessary bureaucracy and optimizing the procurement process.

Maintain an accurate and up to date register of all live contracts in order to provide a source of information for Council officers and to comply with open data requirements.

Provide oversight and guidance to support the effective management of a range of contracts

To manage and develop any support staff allocated to the team.

Comply with the Council's standing orders, financial regulations and departmental instructions.

Comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council's safety policy.

Comply with the Customer Services Standards and Employee Code of Conduct

Participate in the Council's Managing Individual Performance program me.

Adhere to the Council's policies relating to Equality and Environmental issues.






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