Procurement Officer

are you an experienced procurement professional who knows how to deliver in a public sector environment?

Procurement officer

Contract: permanent

Salary: up to £39,000


Location: London, Docklands   - currently our entire team is working remotely, but when we return to the office, we will be looking at how we can work flexibly including homeworking.

At the Financial Ombudsman Service, we make decisions on a range of complex and difficult issues. Every year we resolve hundreds of thousands of disputes between consumers or small businesses and their financial service providers – and if we believe a customer hasn’t been treated fairly, we can step in to put things right. 

An organisation our size relies on the supply of a wide range of goods and services. The procurement team’s role in managing and maintaining the supply of goods and services is vital to our smooth operation. As the demand for our services increases, so do the requirements on our procurement team to make sure we can work effectively and deliver an excellent service to our customers.

 As a procurement officer, you will be working on a range of different categories of spend – this may be communications and marketing, IT, consultancy for major projects and facilities management. You will support the work of the procurement team by providing advice and guidance to a wide range of stakeholders. 

You will be responsible and take ownership of running request for quotes (RFQ’s) as well as full tenders such as request for proposals (RFP’s).  This includes; gaining the necessary approvals, preparing all tender documentation from strategy to contract award and handover.  Each procurement should demonstrate that you’ve delivered excellent value for money.  The value of procurements range from £25k to £500k.

Part of your responsibility will be to work with your immediate team to research suppliers and the supply marketplace. You’ll review and analyse what we spend, which will allow us to make better buying decisions in the future.  

You’ll be an experienced Procurement officer and have or be working towards Level 4 accreditation in CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) You’ll have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, using your technical skills and understanding to deliver good procurement solutions and cost savings across the full scope of our business areas. In this role you’ll gain experience and exposure to wide range of categories and spend and a variety of  stakeholders and suppliers.            

 To be considered for this role, you’ll need to show us that you’ve got the experience as described in the job profile. You’ll also need to meet the following minimum criteria:

 Minimum Criteria
  •  experience of working in a similar role and working ideally within public sector regulations
  •  have, or be working towards Level 4 accreditation in CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply)
  •  excellent communication skills - you will be able to demonstrate you can deliver at pace and to a high standard   and with limited supervision or input.
  •  able to demonstrate you are results focused with a high level of attention to detail
  •  comfortable with, and have the ability to work remotely, using your own initiative, prioritising multiple pieces of work and multitasking

Desirable Criteria
 
We would also like you to have the following skills:
  • experience with procurement public contracts regulations 2015
  • experience and exposure to ethical procurement practices
  • experience of successfully coaching and mentoring colleagues, sharing knowledge and best practice  

 How do I apply?

To apply, please send us your CV and answer the attached questions to demonstrate how you meet the minimum criteria to be considered for this role application form (link).

Applications need to be submitted by 11:59pm on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a telephone interview which will take place w/c 28th June 2021. If you are successful at this stage you will be invited to attend a first stage virtual face to face interview. Face to face interviews will commence from Monday 5th July 2021.

 What can I expect?  

Successful candidates will enjoy the opportunity to develop their careers in a diverse organisation which offers a generous pension, private healthcare, free onsite gym and wellness initiatives. It also includes access to an extensive range of flexible benefits including dental and travel insurance.  

 Who we are…  

With fairness at the heart of everything we do, we embrace difference and treat everyone as equals. We’re a diverse organisation, but something we all share is our values. They’re central to the way we work – and work together.  

We’re an independent, not-for-profit organisation that sorts out disputes between financial businesses and their customers. We do this by making decisions that are fair – and feel fair to both sides.  

The Financial Ombudsman Service is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

We’re committed to being a great place to work – we welcome applications from people with the widest possible range of backgrounds. We want everyone to perform at their best and feel able to be themselves. We understand that if we’re diverse and inclusive, we’ll better understand different perspectives, which is fundamental to our job resolving financial complaints. You can read more about this here.    

Minimum Criteria

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we will put disabled candidates entering under the scheme through to the next stage of the process should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate’s CV/supporting statement. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme. Do let us know of any reasonable adjustments you need.
Vacancy Description
are you an experienced procurement professional who knows how to deliver in a public sector environment?
 
Procurement officer

Contract: permanent

Salary: up to £39,000


Location: London, Docklands   - currently our entire team is working remotely, but when we return to the office, we will be looking at how we can work flexibly including homeworking.

At the Financial Ombudsman Service, we make decisions on a range of complex and difficult issues. Every year we resolve hundreds of thousands of disputes between consumers or small businesses and their financial service providers – and if we believe a customer hasn’t been treated fairly, we can step in to put things right. 

An organisation our size relies on the supply of a wide range of goods and services. The procurement team’s role in managing and maintaining the supply of goods and services is vital to our smooth operation. As the demand for our services increases, so do the requirements on our procurement team to make sure we can work effectively and deliver an excellent service to our customers.

 As a procurement officer, you will be working on a range of different categories of spend – this may be communications and marketing, IT, consultancy for major projects and facilities management. You will support the work of the procurement team by providing advice and guidance to a wide range of stakeholders. 

You will be responsible and take ownership of running request for quotes (RFQ’s) as well as full tenders such as request for proposals (RFP’s).  This includes; gaining the necessary approvals, preparing all tender documentation from strategy to contract award and handover.  Each procurement should demonstrate that you’ve delivered excellent value for money.  The value of procurements range from £25k to £500k.

Part of your responsibility will be to work with your immediate team to research suppliers and the supply marketplace. You’ll review and analyse what we spend, which will allow us to make better buying decisions in the future.  

You’ll be an experienced Procurement officer and have or be working towards Level 4 accreditation in CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) You’ll have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, using your technical skills and understanding to deliver good procurement solutions and cost savings across the full scope of our business areas. In this role you’ll gain experience and exposure to wide range of categories and spend and a variety of  stakeholders and suppliers.            

 To be considered for this role, you’ll need to show us that you’ve got the experience as described in the job profile. You’ll also need to meet the following minimum criteria:

 Minimum Criteria
  •  experience of working in a similar role and working ideally within public sector regulations
  •  have, or be working towards Level 4 accreditation in CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply)
  •  excellent communication skills - you will be able to demonstrate you can deliver at pace and to a high standard   and with limited supervision or input.
  •  able to demonstrate you are results focused with a high level of attention to detail
  •  comfortable with, and have the ability to work remotely, using your own initiative, prioritising multiple pieces of work and multitasking

Desirable Criteria
 
We would also like you to have the following skills:
  • experience with procurement public contracts regulations 2015
  • experience and exposure to ethical procurement practices
  • experience of successfully coaching and mentoring colleagues, sharing knowledge and best practice  

 How do I apply?

To apply, please send us your CV and answer the attached questions to demonstrate how you meet the minimum criteria to be considered for this role application form (link).

Applications need to be submitted by 11:59pm on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a telephone interview which will take place w/c 28th June 2021. If you are successful at this stage you will be invited to attend a first stage virtual face to face interview. Face to face interviews will commence from Monday 5th July 2021.

 What can I expect?  

Successful candidates will enjoy the opportunity to develop their careers in a diverse organisation which offers a generous pension, private healthcare, free onsite gym and wellness initiatives. It also includes access to an extensive range of flexible benefits including dental and travel insurance.  

 Who we are…  

With fairness at the heart of everything we do, we embrace difference and treat everyone as equals. We’re a diverse organisation, but something we all share is our values. They’re central to the way we work – and work together.  

We’re an independent, not-for-profit organisation that sorts out disputes between financial businesses and their customers. We do this by making decisions that are fair – and feel fair to both sides.  

The Financial Ombudsman Service is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

We’re committed to being a great place to work – we welcome applications from people with the widest possible range of backgrounds. We want everyone to perform at their best and feel able to be themselves. We understand that if we’re diverse and inclusive, we’ll better understand different perspectives, which is fundamental to our job resolving financial complaints. You can read more about this here.    

Minimum Criteria

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we will put disabled candidates entering under the scheme through to the next stage of the process should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate’s CV/supporting statement. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme. Do let us know of any reasonable adjustments you need.