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Are you looking for a new opportunity in public sector procurement?
If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you.
We are seeking a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and driven individual to join our growing procurement team. Tenet tailor bespoke procurement solutions to suit individual client needs and budgets, from one-off tendering to onsite managed services. Our aim is simply to be the best at what we do. Part of the CPL Group, we are a Great Places to Work Certified Organisation.
What’s the role?
You will work with our education sector clients to achieve public sector procurement excellence. You will manage the clients’ tendering and contract requirements, provide sound procurement advice and excellent customer service. You will be an organised individual who can deliver our services with a smile.
You will receive a salary up to £41,000 plus London weighting, annual discretionary bonus, and other generous company benefits. The role is permanent and provides some flexibility in times worked, remote working is available with travel to client sites in the Uxbridge area is required.
Reporting to the Regional Procurement Manager you will be responsible for leading the process for procuring contracts for a variety of expense categories and other projects and services to meet legal requirements and deliver value for money. You will be producing tender and contract documents, working to KPIs and liaising with other teams to ensure contracts achieve value for money including cost savings and improved service levels. As well as leading on a number of procurements and one-off tendering activities, monitoring contracts, and analysing spend information, you will be working closely with our clients’ staff providing advice, guidance, training and support for their day-to-day purchasing activity.
Who are we?
CPL Group is officially recognised as a “Great place to work”. Owned by the education sector, and run for the education sector, it’s CPL’s team and our heritage that has earned us our reputation for excellence.
The CPL Group of companies comprises 3 separate organisations, Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC), Tenet Education Services and Tenet Procurement Services.
This role will be working within the Tenet Education Services team (part of the CPL Group), offering procurement consultancy services to the client. Formed in 1994, Tenet have an enviable record of delivering improvements, transformations, compliance, and value for money to schools, colleges, academies, and universities across the UK. We actively support organisations with a combined non-pay spend of over £500m, which means that our team have a vast amount of experience procuring and managing a wide range of contracting for goods and services.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of procurement, including experience of managing tendering processes, and meeting UK regulations for public sector procurement. Procurement experience in a public sector organisation is essential, as are excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work accurately to deadlines. CIPS membership is desirable but candidates that are working towards CIPS or can demonstrate suitable alternative qualifications and/or experience will be considered.
In return you will receive a competitive salary, bonus, pension, generous annual leave, comprehensive induction, on-going CPD opportunities and CIPS membership support. If you are a skilled and experienced Procurement professional with the ability and/or qualifications to complete all aspects of this role then we would love to hear from you.
Hours: Full time (5 days a week)
Salary: Up to £41,000, plus London weighting
- Annual bonus
- Employer contribution pension
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure
- Flexible working hours
- Hybrid working opportunities
- On-going training and development opportunities
- CIPS membership/qualification support
- Comprehensive induction
Please visit the careers page to click on the following link for the job description of this role.
This job requires excellent knowledge and application of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR 2015) and demonstrable experience of working within the public sector, please confirm in your CV or cover letter that you meet these requirements.
CPL Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and committed to Equality and Diversity.
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