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Category Specialist Higher (Procurement)

18-09-2023 12:09
Office of Government Procurement

Job Description

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is shaping the future of public procurement by integrating procurement policy, strategy and operations and through the provision of advice, guidance and training to public service bodies across the State.. It carries out the sourcing of goods and services that assist Irish Public Bodies in the delivery of important public services to and on behalf of citizens. 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 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. They will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of procurement projects and with a wide range of stakeholders across all public service sectors, including central government, local government, health, defence and education.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate(s) will have:

  • A minimum of 24 months direct sourcing experience within the last five years in a sourcing/procurement role
  • Practical experience in establishing high value commercial procurement arrangements in a regulated or competitive market
  • Experience of governance, quality assurance and controls in the tendering process
  • Strong judgement, problem solving and decision making ability

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