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Commissioning and Procurement Officer

Posted on Mar 18, 2021 by CRA Group Limited

Kingston Upon Thames, London, United Kingdom
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
£20 - £25 Hourly

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with manager and colleagues to define outcomes, set targets and monitor performance, within a culture of continual improvement.
  • Supports operational plans to ensure that the resources within the teams are used to best effect and impact Customers and Partners.
  • Builds strong internal and external working partnerships to enable the service to be delivered in an outcome-focused and efficient way.
  • Supports Kingston's commitment to community cohesion and valuing diversity and social inclusion Digital/New Ways of Working.
  • Uses new technologies, particularly Google, to adopt modern, agile working practices, improve customer service and eliminating paper-based processes wherever possible.
  • Delivery Providing professional commissioning and procurement project support to commissioning leads across the Council.
  • Developing excellent relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to maximise the understanding of commissioning and procurement to deliver positive outcomes.
  • Managing projects on the e-tendering portal and preparing tender documentation.
  • Carrying out research, benchmarking and market analysis to drive a focus on the most efficient and effective use of resources to inform commissioning plans.
  • Maintaining the Council's commissioning and procurement guidance materials and templates.
  • Supporting the procurement governance/gateway process to ensure timely and informed commercial decisions.
  • Delivering low value and routine procurement projects.

Role Specific Skills:

  • Good knowledge of commissioning and procurement best practice.
  • Appropriate procurement experience in a public sector environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015).
  • Experience of e-tendering portals or P2P systems.
  • Excellent communications and influencing skills.
  • Experience of formal report writing and excellent writing skills.
  • Experience of planning, organising and prioritising workload.
  • Professional qualification (or willing to work towards one).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively manage own workload.


  • The ideal candidate will be have or be working towards a degree or relevant professional qualification, preferably Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), be politically astute and able to build high levels of credibility, and make an impact quickly.

Reference: 1131978162

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