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Procurement Specialist

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Date Posted

28 June, 2022

Do you have 5 years’ experience in Procurement?

Are you an excellent communicator?

Do you have strong commercial awareness?

You will be joining one of Irelands leading renewable energy companies. The Procurement Specialist will be a key member of the Legal team providing expert procurement advice, support, and guidance.

This is a challenging and exciting role, looking for a confident and pro-active self-starter who thrives on working in a fast-paced business environment. If you feel this is the next step for you, please read below;

What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave plus 11 statutory
  • Career Progression
  • Performance bonus up to 10% of Salary
  • Health cash plan
  • Opportunity to buy extra holidays
  • Gym Membership
  • Car parking

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead role on all aspects of procurement compliance, policy and process and embedding procurement compliance and governance across the company.
  • Owning the businesses procurement policy; ensuring it is aligned to latest legislative requirements; maintaining the policy and identifying improvements; communicating and promoting awareness across the Group.
  • Developing procurement processes, templates and tools; ensuring they are aligned and updated to latest legislative requirements and best practice guidelines; implementing and rolling them out across the company’s business functions; communicating and promoting awareness.
  • Reviewing the procurement approvals process, identifying improvements to standardise, streamline and embed procurement governance across the business functions.
  • Developing a procurement plan; identifying existing operational contracts and future strategic procurement requirements; implementing effective procurement planning to ensure continuous and compliant contract coverage.
  • Developing a procurement risk register as part of the company’s Corporate Risk Register; identifying mitigating actions for procurement risk; supporting wider compliance and risk activities in relation to GDPR, H&S and IT security; auditing internal compliance with the procurement policy and processes.
  • Developing and maintain a contract register for contracts with a value of up to £5m and supporting the maintenance of the material contracts register for contracts with a value in excess of £5m.
  • Identifying procurement training needs across the business functions, distributed procurement champions and strategic project delivery teams; designing and delivering general procurement training and delivering training to evaluation panels on specific projects.
  • Ensuring an effective level of support and guidance for business led procurements; providing expert procurement advice on procurement strategies including pre-tender market engagements; advising on format and substance of all tender documentation and vendor communications (e.g. contract notices, award notices, contract extensions, RFPs, RFTs, PQQs, and ITTs);
  • Undertaking a leading role in delivering strategic procurement projects; delivering business objectives, ensuring procurement compliance and promoting procurement governance and best practice.
  • Developing a procurement strategy; identifying new methods of processes; challenging the current way of work in terms of sourcing, supplier onboarding and contract/supplier management; implementing the company’s ESG objectives at supply chain level.

Key Requirements

  • Degree minimum 2:2 BA / BS.
  • MCIPS or have attained at least CIPS level 4 diploma.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in procurement.
  • In depth knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations AND/OR Utilities Contracts Regulations.
  • Experience of using e-procurement and financial management systems.
  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse and interpret complex information making sound decisions or recommendations
  • Confident and professional communicator

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Previous experience in a senior or supervisory role within procurement.
  • Experience in developing procurement policies in an operational capacity.
  • Experience in developing procurement strategies in an operational capacity.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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