Procurement Officer

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Glasgow City
Categories: Procurement


Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location: Glasgow
Salary:   £31,345 - £41,396 (depending on skills and experience)
Permanent Full Time/37 hours

The Role

SSE is one of the largest and most diverse Energy companies in the UK and Ireland with around 7 million customers and over 19,000 staff.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Procurement Officer based in Glasgow.

Working in the Procurement Operations Team you will be responsible for the delivery of tactical sourcing and contract administration for all Business Units within the Group. 

One of the key aspects of this role is to support the Procurement & Commercial function across SSE by efficiently delivering services across the allocated work streams. You will be in the unique position of facing off to procurement and logistics colleagues in the wider team, internal business customers and external suppliers.  This role is viewed as an entrance path into the SSE Procurement function and the wider SSE group; by becoming familiar with procurement practices, procedures and systems you are ideally placed for further development.

 Via our Emptoris System you will conduct sourcing events in line with Category Sourcing Strategies and all relevant procurement policies and procedures.  You will also process Orders and Agreements in our various Purchasing Systems which include Oracle in the main.


What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you should have a good knowledge and understanding of the supply chain process, procurement process and procurement systems. You should also have experience of sourcing, negotiating and placing contracts.

You should have strong communication skills, be self-motivated and resilient.  You should have excellent organisational skills and ability to work effectively within a dynamic team.  A high level of numeracy and accuracy is essential for this role.


Our Company

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out.  We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential.  Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.


Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package commensurate with this role. Here’s a few highlights;

Group Pension Plan
Share Save & Share Award schemes
Tailored internal development opportunities
One day paid volunteering
Generous holiday allowance, and ability to buy extra days

We would welcome a conversation with any candidates who would like to discuss the opportunity to work differently.  For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th May 2019

Successful candidates will be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process. This includes a basic criminal record check.

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