IT Procurement Assistant at Dept of Health and Social Care, Remote, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Jun 09, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you’ve never met and solve problems you didn’t even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we’re here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of public sector roles.

As an IT procurement assistant your main responsibilities would be: 

Assisting in the interface between CIO functional areas and the Commercial department in relation to all supplier and commercial issues including:

  • Assessing demand for 3rd party provided services
  • Validating specification of requirements and identifying desired contracting approach (resource contact v output-based contract)
  • Instruct the Commercial department to initiate procurement activity and agree optimum procurement mechanism on smaller procurements
  • Identify contracts approaching expiry and action accordingly
  • Initiate supplier relationship management process for suppliers
  • Support functional area in relation to any delivery, performance or other disputes
  • Write and produce detailed business cases with inout from stakeholder


You’ll have relevant experience in:

  • IT procurement category &/or IT supplier management
  • hands on experience in a procurement officer / admin role.
  • creating Business justification documents
  • relating commercial principles to technical context and vice versa
  • end to end approvals process (drafting, benefits/risk identification, presentation, challenge response)
  • managing stakeholders at varying levels
  • a variety of sourcing/vendor engagement processes


You’ll also have these Qualifications/Skills:

  • Commercial qualification such as CIPS, IACCM, ITIL or similar or working towards
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills – verbal and written – with ability to liaise at all levels, including Board level