Procurement and Contract Management Assistant

Recruiter
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Grade F - Salary £19,617 per annum (2020 award pending)
Posted
15 Oct 2020
Closes
06 Nov 2020
Ref
NMC3093944
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Procurement and Contract Management Assistant -
Ref: R/P8a

Grade F - Salary £19,617 per annum (2020 award pending)
Permanent/Full-time (37 hours per week)
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)

Closing date – 06 November 2020

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement that a £1.8bn devolution deal has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

Can you recognise a good deal? Would you like to build a career as commercial professional? If so, this could be the opportunity for you.

A role has arisen for a Procurement Assistant to join our team whilst also undertaking a ‘Commercial Procurement & Supply’ Level 4 apprenticeship. You will achieve a L4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) which is part way towards the full CIPS professional qualification.

Apprenticeships are for all ages. They are a great way to gain recognised industry qualifications and earn a salary at the same time.

We are looking to recruit a hard-working and enthusiastic team player. A professional, consistent and friendly attitude with great communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will be proactive and will be able to use their initiative and work independently. You must be able to demonstrate aptitude for commercial work and negotiation.

The role
Duties include running and supporting tender and quotation processes, resolving queries, providing advice and guidance, maintaining supplier records, maintaining the supplier and contract registers, providing administrative support and carrying out price evaluations.

About you
A professional, consistent and friendly attitude with great communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will be proactive and will be able to use their initiative and work independently. You must be able to demonstrate aptitude for commercial work and negotiation.

Our offer
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme,
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card,
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

What next

Please submit your application please click Apply below
by 11:55pm on Friday 06 November 2020

Further Information
If you have any questions about the role, after reading the full role profile, please contact Faye Barker, Head of Procurement and Contract Management on 0113 2517313 or faye.barker@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis. The annual pay award for the financial year 2020/21 is still pending and will be applied to our salary structure as appropriate once confirmed.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

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