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Procurement Officer

Surrey (Hybrid)
Woking, Surrey
Job description

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.


The Opportunity 

Join our dynamic team as a Procurement Officer as we work to improve the professionalization of procurement practices in Plan International. In this role, you will be supporting the Procurement Manager in tackling a priority category to reduce costs, improve process compliance, and enhance our supply chain responsiveness. In this role you will be required to think innovatively and analytically, to take a holistic view across the Procurement category to not just process procurement requests from stakeholders, but rather interpret and create a dialogue on their needs, adding value to the original thinking and offering alternative sourcing solutions where these can better meet Plan International’s overall objectives. 


The Individual 

 In order to succeed in this role we are looking for a candidate who has knowledge of strategic and tactical procurement ways of working, you will have the ability to review contracts, terms & conditions for goods, as well as indirect and professional services. International procurement experience is essential to the role.  


With strong negotiation and communication skills, you will be able to manage multiple competing priorities and engage effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders. In addition to a demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities, gender, and diversity. 


Location: Hybrid working, with 1 to 2 days in the office in Woking, UK per week. You must have the pre-existing right to live and work in the United Kingdom 

Type of Role: Permanent 

Reports to: Procurement Manager 

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd November 2023


Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights, and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, we will request information from the applicant's previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.


Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 



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Posted on: 11 November 2023
Closed date: 23 November 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Operations

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