We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Officer in Preston.


Pay rate: £14.17-19.70 per hour.

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing



  • Undertake tendering exercises in line with EU Directives and Public Contract Regulations
  • Provide internal and external stakeholder support for procurement projects
  • Deliver presentations and briefings to stakeholders in relation to procurement regulations and directives
  • Lead, negotiate, construct and manage diverse and complex procurement contracts of significant value in line with customer requirements and prescribed timescales
  • Proactively manage contracts on an on-going basis to identify savings and efficiencies and achieve value for money
  • Effectively contribute to procurement meetings at local, regional and national levels and lead on initiatives as appropriate
  • Provide help and support to the Procurement and Contracts Manager in supporting significant and high value projects including dealing with technical and legal queries from internal and external stakeholders
  • Undertake market testing initiatives, supplier appraisal and vendor rating to identify appropriate procurement options for goods, services and works for any projects in excess of £100k
  • Undertake regular reporting and challenge spend outside of expected trends within appropriate business areas
  • Produce accurate and timely reports to the Procurement and Contracts Manager to support recommendations to the Chief Officers, Police and Crime Commissioner and other internal and external groups
  • To populate, maintain, amend and update accurate contract information from a variety of sources, including tendering systems and national procurement databases
  • Demonstrate a strong personal commitment to delivering and achieving value for money, whilst providing high quality service.



  • Negotiating and influencing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Interpreting and applying specific relevant legislation e.g. Procurement Directives and Public Contracts Regulations
  • Knowledge and experience of public sector procurement processes
  • Market testing initiatives for goods services and works of significant value
  • Leading high level spend/complex projects
  • Delivering projects in line with contractually agreed costs
  • Undertaking supplier engagement initiatives and high-level contract review meetings
  • Production and analysis of management information in order to support procurement recommendations
  • Preparation of reports and delivery of presentations in order to influence buying decisions
  • Knowledge of the role the various stakeholders play within the procurement environment
  • Initiating and recommending projects and initiatives to achieve value for money
  • Working effectively as part of a team, organising and prioritising own workload


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Business Services
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Lancashire

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