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Procurement Officer (Maternity Cover FTC 12 months)


The role

Supporting both the Real Estate and Real Estate procurement function, the role will report to the Procurement Manager, the post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that the procurement function delivers an effective and efficient procurement service to the business. This involves implementation of the procurement policy within BNP Paribas Real Estate and the management of key contracts and framework agreements.

Key Deliverables

  • Development of procurement processes and procedures
  • Managing the onboarding process for new suppliers, conducting all relevant checks in line with Group policy
  • Maintaining the approved supplier list, including conducting annual supplier checks
  • Nurturing relationships with suppliers to negotiate cost savings where possible
  • Proactively build, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Identification and implementation of best practice in all areas of procurement management and activity
  • Ensuring compliance in all areas of procurement activity
  • Ensuring appropriate contracts are formulated and delivered
  • Mitigation of risk and liability to the Company and to our clients wherever possible
  • In conjunction with the Finance Director and Procurement Manager, providing input into agreeing the annual/regular procurement spend, savings target and key projects with budget holders
  • Ad hoc project work


  • May have budget and cost control responsibilities
  • Has an awareness of wider team or department budget 
Clients and Business Development
  • Manages existing client/supplier relationships on a day to day basis
  • Works independently on most areas of work under regular management monitoring
  • Receives guidance only on unusual issues
  • Has broad knowledge of principles and practices of related disciplines
  • Enhances BNP Paribas Real Estate‘s reputation through successful delivery
  • Builds own network within service lines and externally 
  • Co-ordinates colleagues and others on specific projects
  • Shares knowledge with/ provides information to colleagues and team
  • Mentors other junior colleagues 
Systems and Process
  • Responsible for managing routine processes and procedures
  • Can identify improvements to business processes within own function
  • Is a contributor to BNP Paribas Real Estate projects

Person specification

  • Qualified membership of CIPS (qualified to level 4 essential, with a clear commitment to achieving level 6)


  • Extensive procurement experience, preferably within a Real Estate environment
  • Commercial acumen and a clear understanding of contract law
  • Experienced in production of structured documentation including tenders, contracts, framework agreements, performance measurement systems, pricing schedules, etc
  • Management of supplier relationships
  • Ability to interact & influence at senior stakeholder level
  • Highly numerate
  • Good health and safety and environmental knowledge
  • Excellent English language skills – both written and spoken
  • IT literate – MS Office at intermediate level
  • BNP Paribas Real Estate is proud to be an inclusive employer, as recognised by our RICS Inclusive Employer status and the Stonewall Equality Index.