Commercial Officer Procurement
( Salisbury & Fareham, UK )

Location: Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury - SP4 0JQ, Dstl Portsdown West, Fareham - PO17 6AD Snow Hill, 

Dstl Commercial Officer

Job Summary
Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) works to maximise the impact of science and technology for the Defence, security and prosperity of the United Kingdom. In order to do this, we need people who can use their skills to innovate and develop technologies, which give our country the winning-edge.

As a Commercial Officer you will be part of our Commercial Division, and you'll join a diverse team of around 130 people who support the successful delivery of Defence procurement programmes, at the cutting edge of science and technology.
Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution.
We welcome all applicants and those from the LGBTQI community.

Job Description
As part of a team of up to six employees, you will typically be working for a Commercial Manager developing procurement requirements with other Dstl employees and internal projects. You will determine procurement strategies and support value for money tendering including negotiation with suppliers and supplier selection. We are seeking experienced Commercial Officers ideally with experience of public sector procurement regulations – PCR & DSPCR, but also Commercial Officers with transferable skills sets and a desire to succeed.

In this role you will:
• Have the skills to think ahead and plan own workload.
• Proven communications skills and ability to work in collaboration with colleagues, project staff and engage suppliers as part of contract negotiations.
• The ability to develop and seek out cost effective options.
• The ability to seek and implement opportunities for improved service delivery and efficiencies

Essential Experience
• You have worked in a ‘Commercial Procurement’ role which has enabled you to work independently on sourcing, category management and contract management activities.
Essential Qualifications
Five GCSEs (or equivalent) grade 4/C or higher which must include English and Maths.
Have achieved professional competencies either through relevant commercial procurement experience, combined with commercial qualifications or preferably at or working towards MCIPS.

Important Information
Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be UK Nationals who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to undertake the projects we are involved in to protect us from security threats. For this reason, only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners.
This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some roles Developed Vetting will also be required, in this case you should have resided in the UK for the past 10 years.

Dstl Level 4
Salary Min - £25,052 Max – £36,214

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