IT Procurement Consultant

IT Procurement Consultant

What we offer

As an employer and community, we promise to look after you, because healthy employees are the core of our business and our greatest asset. Our praised corporate culture is based on a flat organisation model that enables self-direction and an open operating culture and supports individuality. Our reputation for providing high-quality services to our customers is entirely thanks to our top experts, and we take our modern operating culture with us to customer projects, too.

Development of professional expertise is important to us, and you can pick what you find the most interesting from weekly presentations, guild activities or training. The Gofore community also extends beyond work. Various activities, such as board games, cycling, climbing and video games are some of the things we do during get-togethers combined with sauna, various events and family days. In order to find the right balance between work and free time, you can define your flexible working hours, work remotely and choose the tools that you need. These and many other benefits await you at Gofore!

What we expect from you

As a consultant, you work with customers’ development projects, helping them to solve various development needs and to procure related IT solutions and services in the best possible way. You are able to structure extensive development needs, define the procurement target and its requirements, help with the selection of the best procurement model and method and the request for information (RFI) and request for quotation (RFQ) processes. In addition to procurement competence, we consider it an asset if you have experience in project management and architecture and specification work.

You speak fluent technology and business. You are familiar with the methods of information system development and the principles of agile development. Thanks to good interaction skills, you get along well with customers and the stakeholder groups related to projects. You have experience in working with the public administration and you know how public procurements are tendered for. You are independent and get things done. You pursue the solution with determination and are not afraid to take the bull by the horns. You also have a passionate approach to your work and a genuine desire to help build a digital Finland with us.

""Hi, I'm Leena Virta-Niemi and I work at Gofore as a procurement specialist. In my role as a procurement specialist, I help our customers at different stages of competitive tendering. I'm often involved already in the information request stage, asking the necessary questions and talking to potential suppliers. As the procurement process proceeds, I help to draw up the necessary documents and the actual request for a tender in what today is an electronic competitive tendering system. It's often also my responsibility to manage the overall timetable of the procurement process and ensure that we stick to it. As a purchasing specialist, I need to be familiar with the Act on Public Procurement and Concession Contracts and the Act on public contracts in special sectors, and the application of JHS 166 (general terms of contract of the public administration's IT procurement). I can also recommend to our customers various practices concerning procurement quality criteria, forming the comparison price, and evaluating offers. It is important in this role to be persistent in getting the facts and a desire to do one's best to make the customer's acquisition a success. The work of a procurement specialist requires accuracy and sometimes a lot of patience. You learn to know a lot of different kind of people, and every organisation has something new about it. Gofore has offered me freedom and responsibility to train myself and to get the information I need for my work. I have been allowed to improve my professional competence in my own way and at the same time have a ringside seat to see what is going on in the procurement market."

Leena Virta-Niemi

Procurement Specialist

Keywords

IT-procurements, defining, public governing, project management, Cloudia, JIT 2015 knowledge, ITIL, Lean, Agile

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