Procurement Officer

£27,741 – £29,577 per annum plus generous employee benefits package and local government pension scheme

37 Hours per week

Based in Nottingham

Nottingham City Homes manages more than 27,000 homes across the city on behalf of Nottingham City Council. Our vision is to ‘create homes and places where people want to live’. All of our homes have reached the decent homes standard and, as part of our ‘Building a better Nottingham’ programme, we are building hundreds of new council homes – the biggest programme of its kind for a generation. At Nottingham City Homes, we offer an excellent benefits package with a minimum of 25 days’ holiday, flexible working, training and personal development, an additional holiday purchase scheme, lifestyle benefits, childcare vouchers and Nottingham City Homes is a participating employer in the Defined Benefit Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Do you have what it takes to make procurement work for us?

You will take responsibility for purchasing goods, services and works throughout the company, always complying with UK and European legislation, as well as Company standing orders. We will count on you to work with internal customers and suppliers to deliver the best deal on all goods and services, and to promote best practice.  Sourcing suppliers through competitive tendering will be key, as well as monitoring and reviewing tenders, with an eye to continuous improvements. Our tenants and leaseholders are at the heart of everything we do, and we’ll look to you to encourage them to get involved.

Experienced in producing high quality tenders, including advertising through OJEU and familiar with relevant UK and EU legislation, you will have a background of managing product portfolios and contracts, and contributing to team and company strategies and plans. An excellent communicator able to fully involve stakeholders, you will bring the negotiation, project management, analytical and numerical skills needed to seal the deal. With a graduate diploma in Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, an equivalent qualification, or a substantial track record in the field, you will display a positive, fresh-thinking approach to your work, happy to embrace new ideas, and the strong customer focus needed to excel at this role.

In exchange you can expect a rewarding professional career where personal development is actively encouraged and supported.  We offer exceptional company benefits within a very people focused business environment as well as a modern working environment with a strong emphasis on work life balance.

If you want to be part of a winning team that’s making a real difference, click on the ‘apply’ link to visit our website.

Closing date: 17 March 2021 (midnight) – this date may be amended due to volumes of applications.

We welcome applications from all sections of our diverse community.

We would like to reassure all prospective candidates that Nottingham City Homes takes the safety/wellbeing of prospective employees very seriously. All interviews will follow the latest Government guidelines relating to Covid-19.

Measures we are taking:

  • Interviews are being carried out remotely over Microsoft Teams.
  • If a site visit is essential, we have implemented a range of safety measures and abide by social distancing & will provide you protective equipment as appropriate.
  • All successful candidates will have a Covid-19 risk assessment
  • Provided with relevant PPE equipment in line with requirements for the job
  • Additional measures will be assessed and implemented where necessary.