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Senior Procurement Consultant Job

Posted: 82 days ago
Place: London, Greater London

About the company:
Eunomia Research and Consulting is an independent environmental consultancy working primarily in the fields of waste management, resource efficiency, low carbon energy, marine planning and climate change mitigation. We employ around 70 members of staff and have offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Brussels, New York, Copenhagen and Auckland; working throughout the UK, EU Member States and beyond.
We are at the leading edge of a number of areas of environmental policy which are critical in the eyes of governments, and we punch well above our weight in terms of influence on public and private sector clients alike.
Key responsibilities may include:
- Delivering procurement advice to local authority clients during project delivery, including but not limited to: development of business cases, procurement strategy, evaluation criteria, tender documentation;
- Providing advice on compliance with Public Contracts Regulations and legislative requirements during the course of project delivery;
- Delivering technical work associated with project delivery, including but not limited to: development of service specifications, method statements, pricing schedules, evaluation of bids;
- Supporting with the management of supplier relationship and negotiations on behalf of local authority clients;
- Report writing and presentation of results and recommendations;
- Developing bids for new projects and actively undertaking business development in order to further grow the procurement work stream;
- Internal management and coordination of project teams to include: 
- Planning and assigning responsibilities for project staff;
- Liaison with Project Director and Project Board on strategic project issues.
- Project team and client communications including updates on project progress;
- Regular financial project reporting including analysing variation from project budget and initiating corrective actions; and
- Setting up and maintenance of risk registers, change logs, issue registers.
Person specification:
We are looking for an experienced candidate with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, in at least one of the following professional areas:
- Waste management and/or environmental services experience with a keen interest/experience in procurement; and/or
- Procurement experience with an interest/experience in waste management and/or environmental services.
The ideal applicant will have substantial procurement experience which can either be in local government or in a consulting capacity.  Qualifications and professional memberships, such as Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or equivalent are considered an advantage although not necessary if the candidate has a high level of experience and aptitude.
- Educated to at least degree level in relevant discipline, or with practical background or experience relevant to the job description;
- Commitment to develop own procurement knowledge base;
- experience of consulting to local government or experience of working inside local government;
- An understanding of the commercial aspects of the consultancy sector;
- Project management experience, including experience of managing technical project teams and leading multi-functional teams;
- Ability to manage multiple clients, stakeholders and projects;
- Experienced in working with senior management; 
- A good level of commercial awareness with a demonstrable aptitude for identifying the commercial angle and employing strong negotiating skills;
- Highly developed analytical skills with an ability to think outside the box to develop creative solutions;
- Group life assurance scheme
- Private Healthcare
- Group Pension; and
- Income Protection Scheme (after completion of probationary period)
- 24 days per year (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day for each January to a maximum of 30 days per year
Eunomia Research and Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer.

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