Category Specialist Higher (Procurement)

Public Appointments Service
Ireland (IE)
on request
31 Jul 2020
20 Aug 2020
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Specialist Higher (Procurement)

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is the Government’s central procurement body for the public sector.  Its remit is to bring a professional approach to public procurement, to drive fair, transparent and open competition in the market place, while delivering 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 our customers across the public sector.

We are looking for talented, hard-working and commercially aware individuals who wish to develop a career in procurement with the OGP

Reporting to a Category Manager, the Category Specialist Higher will support the delivery of Sourcing objectives and be responsible for categories of expenditure / specific spot buying activities / sourcing operations activities including delivery of compliant sourcing solutions that meet the needs of public sector organisations.

The successful candidate(s) will have:

  • At least 24 months direct sourcing experience within the last five years in a procurement role;
  • Contributed to the planning and delivery of procurement projects;
  • Experience of governance, quality assurance and controls in the tendering process;
  • Strong judgement, problem solving and decision making ability.

Closing Date:  3pm, Thursday 20 August 2020

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We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.