Senior Procurement Officer

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 July 2019
  • United Kingdom
  • Closing on 2 August 2019

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. The Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations Team (HSOT), contracted by Palladium International Ltd, provides the Department for International Development (DFID) with humanitarian operations services and the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit (SU) with stabilisation operations support.

The primary purpose of this role is to provide commercial procurement services within the Procurement and Logistics Team (P&L team). The role will undertake planning, negotiating, selecting and procurement of goods and services for both DFID and the SU.

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Procurement Officer will be:

Procurement
* Undertaking the procurement function within HSOT, including the management of discrete high value procurement projects and providing advice and guidance to the Procurement Project Officers.
* Produce specifications, tender documents, evaluation criteria & evaluation reports, framework agreements, purchase orders for goods and services and correspondence with suppliers as necessary for the HSOT P&L team.
* Undertake emergency response deployment to implement and manage supply chain activity on behalf of DFID & SU as required.
* Sourcing and market research of potential bidders and products relevant to the team including potential innovations to goods, services & processes. Review and assess suppliers in accordance with the HSOT Due Diligence guidelines and DFID’s Supplier Code of Conduct.
* Organise inspection and freight services as relevant and manage the evaluation of inspections reports, goods received notices and other relevant documents.
* Develop good working relationships with commodity suppliers, to facilitate a good response from them in tenders and emergencies.
* Undertake project and budgetary management for response and annual budget projects, including creation, forecasting, reporting and accruals
* Procurement and sales of medicines and warehousing and transport services for medicines in strict accordance with the EU Good Distribution Practice of medicinal products for human use (GDP)Guidelines, 2013 including:
* Passing annual training in the principles of GDP and SOPs relevant to your area of operation;
* Full adherence to Palladium’s Quality Management System (QMS) Manual for Brokerage and Wholesale
* Any other duties as required by Palladium’s Responsible Person (RP) related to GDP and agreed by line management.

General
* Maintain readiness to undertake overseas deployment when required.
* Participate in the HSOT Duty roster system providing full adherence to the most current policy and SOPs.

Reporting requirements include:
* Attendance at weekly procurement update meetings;
* Reporting against agreed procurement milestones to internal matrix management lines and to client/wider team as required, including highlighting of risks throughout;
* Monthly, quarterly and annual contractual reporting, including activity and VFM reporting;any other duties required by the business.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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