Procurement Advisor indirect

Portfolio Procurement
15 Apr 2018
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are lucky to have been engaged with a really unique organisation to recruit a Procurement Advisor to manage a range of indirect/service based spend for a number of educational organisations. The majority of the projects that will be worked on will be run under OJEU, so previous exposure to this could be beneficial.

This role focuses on advising these independent organisations on how to procurement their services and indirect spend areas. This can include anything from IT, Catering, FM Soft, HR, Payroll, Consultancy, Marketing etc.. This team needs someone who is happy to work in a very fast paced, quick turnaround environment and have the energy to juggle multiple projects at once. Due to the nature of this consultancy, they would prefer people that have a genuine interest or consciousness in social impact and knowing that their services will be giving back - all savings that are made are pumped straight back into the school for the children's benefit.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Design and provide procurement frameworks to clients to enable to them to procure effectively
  • Provide tools, frameworks and consultative advise
  • Advise independent schools from the suppliers they should be approaching
  • Educational organisations that have multiple schools in an area can buy services form centralised companies
  • Be on the phone a lot consulting with Bursar's, Head Teachers and FD's to try and advise on processes
  • Work towards the over consultancies annual saving target of c £3m
  • Go to events where school leaders attend and present the services
  • Negotiation tactics advice on how to drive for best costs or service delivery

Experience and requirements:

  • Someone that has a broad understanding of indirect/service procurement
  • Ideally some exposure to both private and public sector
  • Need to have bags of energy and confidence as it is a very 'customer faced' role
  • Self-starter, being able to work autonomously without set process / procedures
  • Understanding of tenders / frameworks
  • Sourcing process


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