Category Specialist

3 days left

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
Salary €39,235 - €52,958 p.a.
15 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member

Category Specialist, Office of Government Procurement

Salary €39,235 - €52,958 p.a.

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is the central procurement body for the public sector, bringing a professional approach to public procurement, to drive fair, transparent and open competition in the market place while delivering sustainable savings and better value for the taxpayer. The OGP delivers a wide variety of sourcing activity through the establishment of national Framework Agreements, delivering both mini competitions and bespoke competitions for goods and services for its customers.

Attracting individuals with potential and ambition to embrace new challenges is crucial to the OGP’s success.  We are looking for talented, hard-working and commercially aware individuals who wish to develop a career in the Government’s central procurement body. You will have a role in delivering on the OGP’s commitment to implement the public procurement reform agenda and to deliver on its remit. You will have the opportunity to work on a wider variety of procurement projects and with a wide range of stakeholders across all sectors in the public service, including central government, local government, health, defence and education.

You will have access to on the job learning, accredited training, coaching and mentoring and other supports to enable you to develop and enhance your professional procurement competencies and skills.

The main objectives and responsibilities of the role are:

  • To assist with running compliant tenders to meet customer needs, delivering value for money across their assigned category of expenditure / spot buying activity.
  • To build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external.
  • To operate in a flexible, co-operative and supportive manner
  • To assist in running, managing and recording tender processes, including adherence to internal controls to assure process and legal compliance;
  • To carry out sourcing activities within specific categories of expenditure / specific spot buying activities assigned
  • To assist with the maintenance of a procurement knowledge bank;
  • To use agreed methodologies and systems report on project progression and deliverables.

Successful candidates must meet the essential eligibility requirements for the post which as well as educational requirements also include experience of operating successfully in a team environment and a demonstrated aptitude for a career in procurement.

Full details of the role including detailed eligibility criteria and the application process are available on

The closing date for applications is 3pm on the 29th June 2017.