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Public Sector Procurement Professionals London, U.K. Competitive compensation package based upon experience We are seeking to recruit experienced procurement professionals with knowledge of the public sector. Successful applicants will work with large public sector organisations and contracting authorities to help deliver supplier diversity and supply chain development objectives that will encourage SMEs and especially businesses from minority and other under-represented groups to benefit from public sector business opportunities. Pera is one of the most effective innovation support organisations in Europe, at the heart of facilitating the strategic change needed in industry to compete in a globalised economy. A substantial part of our business involves working with national and regional bodies to develop and manage programmes that stimulate business growth across a range of organisations. A crucial component of our current activity includes supporting and facilitating SME involvement in public sector procurement opportunities, this activity is currently centred on London. We are seeking to recruit procurement professionals experienced at working in the public sector. Successful applicants will work with large public sector organisations to help identify and implement mechanisms and protocols that will encourage smaller businesses to participate in public sector business opportunities. We are looking for people who can demonstrate a track record of high value business client-focused relationship building, particularly those related to supply chain development and management processes, and can provide clear evidence of commercial accountability within the discipline of procurement. Ideally, we require a minimum of three to five years of professional experience within public sector procurement. We especially would seek to encourage interest from those professionals that have strengths in PFI/PPP, 3rd Sector, Equality and Diversity, Construction, Environmental Sustainability. A graduate level degree would be also advantageous. For the right person we offer an attractive package of benefits and a high degree of autonomy within a rapidly expanding business unit in the Greater London Area. All operations are within the M25. Please consider location when applying for this position. If you can match up to our expectations and those of our Government and industry clients, please email your cover letter and CV to sarah.cleobury@pera.com quoting the title of the advertisement. www.pera.com Pera is an equal opportunity employer.