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Mercury ICT Procurement Officer - 72303

  • Job reference: JO0000072303
  • Type: Contract
  • Remuneration: £450.00 per day
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Government
  • Start date: 09/11/2017
  • End date: 29/06/2018
  • Application deadline: 22/11/2017
  • Security Clearance: Security Check (SC)

Overview

Our client based in London is looking for a Security Cleared ICT Procurement Officer, to work with the Mercury Programme Commercial Lead to delivery ICT sourcing requirements for the Mercury Programme. This is a 7 month contract and has a maximum day rate of £450 UMBRELLA.


Role Description and Overall purpose:

  • To work with the Mercury Programme Commercial Lead to delivery ICT sourcing requirements for the Mercury Programme
  • To provide a procurement service to the Mercury Programme which delivers demonstrable value for money and compliant goods and services contracts as part of a team of procurement professionals on larger procurement activities
  • Develop stakeholder relationships to challenge demand. Ability to develop specifications to deliver requirements that are in line with business needs, category strategy and market trends
  • To engage, where required, with the relevant lead in Met HQ or NCTPHQ, ensuring that business requirements are supported by category strategies
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant contracts
  • To work within a secure environment upon sensitive projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing key stakeholder relationships, challenging business demand where required
  • Developing specifications to deliver requirements that are in line with business needs, category strategies and market trends
  • Working as part of a team, with differing abilities, in order to deliver to set outcome
  • Managing own workload with competing priorities
  • Balancing operationally urgent and important tasks to deliver to key deadlines
  • Ensuring that the Mercury Commercial Lead is kept informed of key activities/escalations
  • Writing BAU reports in order to comply with governance requirements.

Key Relationships:

  • Head of Category - CT Policing
  • Mercury Programme Commercial Lead
  • Head of Integrated PMO
  • Mercury Programme Manager
  • Mercury Programme Team
  • Finance and Legal colleagues, where required.
  • MOPAC officers where required.
  • Senior Police Staff and Police Officer colleagues, where required.
  • Supplier relationships, where required

Skills

  • Highly effective communicator who can work with a range of stakeholders and senior managers
  • A good level of understanding across multiple category disciplines, especially ICT and Professional Services, and the ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Able to manage own workload whilst balancing both operationally urgent and important tasks to deliver to deadlines
  • Excellent written & oral communication and interpersonal skill. Open minded and a good listener (to understand differing needs) but also persuasive and influential at a senior level
  • Good report writing skills
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to deal with complaints/escalations and bring to a successful conclusion

Knowledge

  • A comprehensive understanding of EU Procurement Legislation (Public Contract Regulations and Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations) and able to gain knowledge to work within MOPAC/MPS/NCTPHQ governance and regulations.
  • Understanding of procurement systems including e-tendering suites and SAP and how these are utilised for reporting purposes
  • Experience of working at senior levels with internal and external stakeholders Mercury ICT Procurement Officer

Qualifications

  • Ideally MCIPS/CIPS qualified or working towards
  • A successful career in ICT procurement with 5+ years procurement experience where key achievements centred on cost savings and value for money efficiencies can be demonstrated.

Vetting Level

  • SC as a minimum.

 

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