Procurement Manager

Recruiter
SF Group
Location
Emberton
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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
  • CIPS/MCIPS

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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