Procurement Officer - Sovini

  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,000
  • Contract: Full-time, permanent
  • Deadline: Friday 25th May 2018
  • Location: Atlantic House, Bootle

The Sovini Group are seeking a Procurement Officer who will contribute to team activities participating in a wide range of procurement and administration services.

The Procurement Officer will be expected to lead and implement new contracts in accordance with the 2018/19 Procurement plan. The Procurement Officer will be supported by the Procurement Manager in the management and administration of all contracts, tender submissions to ensure that they meet the desired timescales that have been set within the procurement plan.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and hold a CIPS qualification, ideally level 4 or above. The candidate will also have experience of working within a procurement environment, working with contracts and service level Agreements and experience of carrying out spend analysis to existing contracts that are in place to determine if projected savings are being made.

The post holder will have excellent oral and written communications skills, with a focus on high quality customer service and a high quality of customer service. As well as this they will have the ability to build effective relationships, influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders at every level of seniority. Also they must be able to prioritise complex and demanding workload across the Sovini Group and its Partners.

The successful candidate must also be comfortable working with a variety of software packages, including Microsoft Office, and with the ability to quickly pick up new and unfamiliar packages.

Sovini is the parent Company of the Sovini group, an exciting new type of group with the mission to bring together like-minded organisations to work together in partnership to support each other, achieve better value, deliver a high quality service and exceed customer expectations.

Sovini provides corporate shared services to a dynamic wider Group consisting of One Vision Housing, Pine Court Housing Association, Sovini Property Services and Sovini Trade Supplies.  

In 2018 The Sovini Group has been recognised as the UK’s greatest places to work.

We offer a fantastic reward package which includes:

  • Group personal pension scheme
  • Staff Incentive Bonus Scheme
  • 28 day holiday entitlement increasing with service
  • Flexi-time working pattern
  • On-site gymnasium and amenities
  • Bistro
  • Staff well-being and ‘feel good’ programme

If you are interested in applying for the position please go to our website at to view job description and person specification and click the ‘Apply Online’ button below to be directed to our online application form.

Please note we do not accept applications by CV or approaches from recruitment agencies.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.