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Principal Procurement Officer
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: RS/23/229752
  • Published: Mon 20/02/2023, 14:18 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/03/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,581 - £48,478 (inclusive of 12.5% Market Premia and London Weighting)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Principal Procurement Officer

An exciting opportunity to be a key member of the Procurement Team to help deliver great value and outcomes for internal customers and residents.

Utilising your procurement knowledge, and strong interpersonal skills, in working collaboratively with colleagues across the Council.

We’re always looking for better ways of doing things. How can we make the most of our resources?

Your role is essential - you’ll be empowered to lead on major procurement projects and provide advice to a range of stakeholders.  From market analysis through to contract award and beyond. We are also seeking an individual that has experience and is confident in utilising procurement systems to generate improvements for the team and wider council.

You could have a big impact on how we do things and you’ll be trusted to take ownership of your work.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest!

What it’s like working in our team…

We are a small and friendly team who knowledge share and support each other in complex procurements.  Each day is different and gives ample opportunities to learn and develop new skills.  

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

Leading cross-functional teams to develop and new contracts, delivering clear service improvements and real cash savings.

Advising senior managers on all procurement and contract management issues.

Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and contract standing orders.

Promoting self-service procurement through training, coaching, written guidance, and use of e-procurement. Having an advanced understanding and experience in utilising e-tendering systems to maximise its functionality and use.

Leading and developing commercial contract management.

The benefits you will experience are…

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

What we’re looking for…

We are looking for someone with significant experience of leading procurement projects and producing complex documentation, as well as a detailed knowledge of procurement systems.

Previous public sector experience is essential plus a broad knowledge of commercial issues and purchasing techniques. 

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with experience of stakeholder engagement across a broad spectrum.

Interview date

Interviews will be held during week commencing 3rd April 2023.

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Alistair Little

Head of Corporate Procurement

Telephone 01344 352191


As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.

Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

No agencies please. 

Previous applicants need not reapply.