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Purchasing Officer

Barrow Borough Council, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

Job id:
329786436
Published:
04-04-2018
Expires:
20-04-2018
Job type:
Full-time
Job sector:
Finance & Accounting, Office/Administration, Senior Executive
Job id:
329786436
Published:
04-04-2018
Job type:
Full-time
Expires:
20-04-2018

Barrow Borough Council
Purchasing Officer
Salary: Scale 6/SO1 (from £23,398 per annum)

Applications are invited for the post of Purchasing Officer to
work as a key member of the Corporate Support Department.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and
maintain a coordinated approach towards strategic and operational purchasing for the Council, seeking value for money and offering advice and assistance on all areas of the Councils purchasing activities.

Applicants must have at least 5 GCSEs grades A-C or equivalent including Maths and English Language and have previous experience in a purchasing environment preferably in the local authority sector. The successful applicant will be computer literate with the ability to learn and use specialist
packages such as purchasing systems as well as having experience of Microsoft Office packages. Competent arithmetic and literacy skills are required as well as the ability to work effectively within a team and also work alone on individual pieces of work.

In addition, the successful applicant will have a working
knowledge of all areas of purchasing, including frameworks, and is also expected to have excellent interpersonal skills.

The ability to converse at ease and in accurate spoken
English with other Council staff, contractors and external service desks, to provide/obtain information and advice, is also an essential requirement.

This position is a permanent, full-time contract of 37
hours per week. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure. Local Government Pension Scheme and Relocation Packages are available.

For the full advert, job details/requirements and contact
details for further information and to apply, please click the application button below.

Any queries contact the HR Department on (01229) 876543 or e-mail hr@barrowbc.gov.uk.
Closing date: Friday 20th April 2018

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