Procurement Manager

SF Group
14 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Procurement Division of SF Group are currently recruiting for a Procurement Manager (Public Sector) for one of our clients in Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire

Our client is a public sector body within the education sector, which are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager on a contract basis of 13 months, with the potential for the contract to continue after this time.

As the Procurement Manager you will play a major part in delivering value for money for the trust, and ensuring compliance with 'Managing Public Money'. You will also be responsible for:

  • Manage and control all of the procurement, ensuring compliance including OJEU procurement rules
  • Ensuring value for money is achieved with suppliers and services, working together with the Finance and Operations Director to negotiate contract agreements
  • Help develop a suitable contact database for ongoing supplier management, including preferred supplier lists
  • Set up a process of monthly/yearly review meetings for contracts to ensure quality and high standards are being delivered
  • Effectively engage with schools and staff to ensure training is provided and best practice is adhered to in regards to procurement

To be successful in this role you must have a minimum of 2 years public sector experience at a senior procurement level, as well as the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of managing procurement in the public sector
  • Experience of writing contracts, and running OJEU tenders (essential)
  • Experience of setting up suppliers within the public sector and managing the approved suppliers
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal
  • Proven background in delivering savings
  • Excellent team work skills, with the ability to work within cross functional teams
  • Ability to lead from the front, and to motivate people and provide support to the teams

In return our client is looking to offer a salary of between £36,000 - £40,000 depending on experience.

If this sounds like you then please call Alice Wright on for more information, or apply below.

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