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Regional Procurement Lead
Regional Procurement Lead
BRITISH EMBASSY VILNIUS
Regional Procurement Lead

Regional Procurement LeadBRITISH EMBASSY VILNIUS

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory
RCSH (Regional Corporate Service Hubs)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The British Embassy in Vilnius is looking for a Regional Procurement Lead for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorates. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing regional procurement activity for a specific group of British Embassies and Consulates within the region, delivering procurement solutions which meet customer requirements and achieving value for money in accordance with UK regulations.

Key responsibilities will be:

Regional Procurement Delivery

  • Working with customers in British overseas Embassies and Consulates in accessing regional procurement requirements;
  • Conducting procurement for goods and services for requirements of mid-range value (above £25,000): co-ordinating with the relevant stakeholders to prepare and issue ITT documentation, evaluation criteria and delivering the recommendation to award based on solid EU procurement process (Non-OJEU/ OJEU);
  • Preparing draft contracts and ensuring procurement delivery abides to the relevant processes and the outputs offer a VfM solution for the FCDO;
  • Category specific procurement.

Procurement Support

  • Working with customers across the network to provide advice and guidance on low value procurement activity;
  • Procurement spend analysis and reporting;
  • Market research and engagement with suppliers;
  • Managing databases of FCDO contracts and proactively planning procurement pipeline.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  •  University Degree or equivalent in Procurement, Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Finances or similar;
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience of sourcing or buying Goods, Services and Works for an international organisation or with a regional presence;
  • Strong knowledge of the best practice procurement and supplier management techniques;
    Strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with competing priorities;
  • Flexibility, willingness and ability to adapt to change;
  • Proficiency at a C level in English according to CEFR Framework*
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Knowledge of relevant EU and UK public sector procurement legislation and regulations would be a strong advantage;
  • Experience working with e-procurement tools;
  • CIPS qualification would be a strong advantage.

Required competencies
Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering Value for Money, Demonstrating Resilience

Application deadline
27 January 2022

Grade
B3 (L)

Type of Position
Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week
40 (gross)

Region
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Country/Territory
Lithuania

Location (City)
Vilnius

Type of Post
British Embassy

Number of vacancies
2

Salary Currency
EUR

Salary
EUR 2,241,58 (gross/monthly)

Start Date
28 February 2022

Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time, permanent contract of 40 gross hours per week ( 35 hours net).

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Lithuania. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Vilnius are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Lithuanian employment law.

We offer:

  • A competitive base salary and, in addition, a non-consolidated sports allowance;
  • Private medical insurance scheme;
  • A strong focus on learning and development; including support for acquiring professional Certificate in Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and access to development and learning opportunities offered to all staff.
  • The opportunity to work in an international environment, gaining skills relevant to work in shared services centres and international organisations;
  • 40 hours gross working week and a commitment to flexible working with a focus on providing a work-life balance, with the potential for some home-working.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Lithuania and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

Additional information
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

FCDO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCDO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

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