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Procurement and Contracts Specialist – Estates Facilities Management & Construction

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£48,877 - £54,308 per annum

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Are you passionate about procurement and delivering value for money in a sustainable way? Are you an Estates, FM and construction procurement specialist? Do you have public sector procurement experience? We have a new and interesting opportunity at a time when considerable development and investment is happening across our Estate.

About the role

We now have a new opportunity for a skilled and experienced Procurement professional focusing on Estates and construction, to join the STFC/UKRI Commercial Procurement Function as a Procurement and Contracts Specialist at Band F. The role will provide expert input to the Estates Services, defining and implementing a procurement strategy, as well as procurement contract management.

You will have the ability to be innovative in achieving sustainable supply chains whilst working within the public procurement regulations.

The role is based within our small Procurement team at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) on the Harwell Campus, providing the procurement lead to our Estates teams at RAL, Daresbury Laboratory and Edinburgh sites.

The STFC procurement team currently works with all STFC departments in support of both strategic and operational issues. This role will have a focus on Estates Services including FM and construction.

Estates services are currently responsible for circa £100m per annum of capital and resource spend. Procurement is varied, complex and programme orientated and critical to supporting the science delivery programme.

An opportunity exists to extend the role to provide Estates procurement specialism across UKRI – potentially creating a ‘centre of excellence’.

You will also help to resolve internal procurement queries for the whole of STFC and support the Head of Procurement to manage the relationship with our shared service centre, UKSBS

About You

You will have full CIPS membership, or demonstrate significant equivalent experience and be willing to work to gaining full CIPS membership.

You will have experience in procuring Estates related services including FM and/or construction.

You will be an experienced procurement professional with proven experience in high value procurement preferably within the public sector.

Experience of complex procurements such as OJEU and Frameworks, the ability to develop and implement procurement plans and strategies and to provide strategic procurement advice is expected.

Experience of NEC3/4 contracts is desirable.
You will have proven experience in supplier management and negotiation.

Strong interpersonal skills are required, you will also have a proven ability to work with others and provide a high level of customer service.

Highly developed use of Microsoft Office is essential, knowledge of Oracle is desirable.

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional pension scheme and social and sporting activities.


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