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Procurement and Contract Officer

Organisation: V&A Dundee

Salary: £27,900 - £32,082 (pro rata)

Location: Dundee

Who are we?

We are Scotland’s design museum. Designed for everyone, firing imaginations and sparking curiosity in design across Scotland and around the world. At V&A Dundee we are on a mission to inspire and empower through design.

Design shapes our world, it’s part of everyday life and it’s everywhere. We are a museum with energy and have a vision of the future where everyone is inspired through design and recognizes its far-reaching impact in our lives.

We are a welcoming place for people of Dundee to explore design and to use as an everyday part of their city, as well as inviting visitors from around the world. We are part of the V&A family of museums that celebrate creativity in all its forms from across centuries, for everyone.

Role Profile:

You will be responsible for providing a source of expertise for procurement activity across the organisation with a particular focus on ensuring value for money is achieved from all expenditures and for making a significant annual contribution towards savings and efficiency targets. You will do this through supporting tendering activity and being responsible for the analysis and monitoring of purchasing across V&A Dundee.

You will help maintain positive supplier relations, find and evaluate suppliers, products and services, negotiate contracts and acquire the most cost-efficient deals without compromising on quality.

Prior experience in regulated procurement of goods/services for public sector organisations is desirable. Familiarity with public sector procurement practices and regulations in Scotland is essential.

Key Objectives:

Review and maintain the Procurement Strategy and Guidance in line with legislation

Ensure internal staff are familiar with and follow the Procurement Guidance by providing training where necessary

Supporting teams through all aspects of the tender processes from producing scope documents to assisting with assessing tender responses

Contract administration (from tendering to termination/completion)

Maintaining positive supplier relations and identifying ways V&A Dundee, as a publicly funded organisation, can maximise the impact of the use of those public funds

Support the Head of Finance to analyse organisational expenditure to identify trends, efficiencies and opportunities

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Deadline for applications: no later than 11.59, 29 March 2024. Interviews will take place w/c 08 April 2024.

This is a part-time position, working 22.5 hours per week working in a hybrid flexible environment with a mixture of home working and working from our museum in Dundee. We offer a generous package including 38 days holiday, pension scheme, company sick pay, entry to V&A Dundee paid exhibitions and many more discounts and benefits.

Application Deadline: Friday 29/03/2024