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Senior Procurement Specialist- 2 Year Assignment

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Senior Procurement Specialist will manage varied categories of spend on goods and services, to achieve and exceed agreed procurement objectives. They will support the strategy for an efficient, best practice and commercially focused procurement team within public procurement parameters and guide the operational roll out of all procurement process throughout the organisation and to suppliers. 

This is a 24-month assignment initially.  A hybrid work model is in place for this position.

Duties,Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Manage and maintain annual category plans with key stakeholders and business owners 
  • Lead sourcing strategy development and execution for various categories of spend, with the goal of achieving significant negotiated savings and year over year cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels where appropriate. 
  • Responsible for end to end management of tender process – Tender Strategy, Invitation to Tender, Contract Management encompassing any clarification and negotiation of commercial matters with suppliers where appropriate.
  • Provide procurement advice and guidance to internal stakeholders. Serve as point of expert reference for team of procurement specialists.
  • Supplier Relationship Management, undertaking performance meetings, contract reviews and variation management.
  • Conduct market analysis and identify where efficiencies can be made.
  • Ensure compliance with An Post Procurement Policy and Procedures, national guidelines and EU Public Procurement Directive.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills

The ideal candidate will

  • Have relevant and technical experience in the specialist area of Procurement and hold or be working towards a professional procurement qualification.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years at Procurement Buyer level, or equivalent, and have experience of managing end to end tender process.
  • Be commercially aware, self-motivated, and capable of working on their own initiative.
  • Have the ability to visualise, articulate, and solve both problems and concepts and make decisions that make sense based on all available information. 
  • Have a willingness to handle a varied and challenging workload, have excellent data analysis skills, and present accurately and clearly.
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence at all levels. 
  • Be innovative in their approach, assertive and comfortable in being assessed on the basis of achievements and results. 
  • Have competent PC skills, practical ERP experience essential, preferably JD Edwards.
  • Be knowledgeable and have recent and relevant experience in public procurement including Irish and EU Utilities Directive and negotiated procedure.
  • Have excellent MS Office skills, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Critical Competencies

  • Planning & Organising 
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships 
  • Quality & Customer Focused
  • Results Orientation

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package An Post offers access to the following:

  • An Post Company Medical Scheme
  • An Post Pension Scheme
  • PRIP Bonus Scheme
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • An Post Employee Assistance Programme
  • Digital gym with daily scheduled workouts
  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tax Saver Travel Pass
  • City centre location

To Apply

 We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by the 3rd of August 2022.

An Post is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and championing inclusivity. If you require any reasonable accommodations to assist you in participating in the employee selection process, please simply let us know. We heartily encourage all interested parties to apply!

About An Post

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services.
An Post’s core purpose — to act for the common good, improving the lives of people in Ireland, now and for generations to come — is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do. Corporate Social Responsibility plays a pivotal role at An Post as we focus on developing long-term sustainability. Diversity and Inclusion are also embedded in our strategy, as we continuously evolve to be representative of our employees and the communities we serve. Read more about our strategy as well as our CSR, sustainability and equality initiatives!

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