Senior Procurement Contracts Officer

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Saffron Walden
From £31,498 to £39,729 per annum plus excellent benefits
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We welcome applications equally from those who wish to work full time (37 hours) or for a minimum of 30 hours per week via a flexible working arrangement.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Procurement Contracts Officer to initiate and drive change in analysing, structuring and putting a strategy in place in consultation with internal stakeholders, regarding the management of spend and performance related to service contracts with scientific suppliers.

The postholder will coordinate contractual activities within a busy and often complex procurement team. The role will incorporate contract preparation, contract performance management, contract renewals and contract close-outs along with Redline and commercial risk assessment of supplier terms and conditions.

Key to this role will be the timely review of contracts whilst working efficiently with significant complexity, busy work schedules and very tight deadlines.

Essential SkillsThorough knowledge of contracts and procurement law and working knowledge of UK commercial law.Experience of procurementProven experience of leading contract negotiations delivering successful £1m+ commercial relationships. Proven experience in negotiating commercial and contractual terms successfully.A natural negotiator with the strength to balance the needs of internal staff, the Institute and our suppliers fairly and to mutual commercial advantage. Previous demonstrable experience and interpersonal skills in influencing, negotiation and persuasion at senior management level.Well-developed communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to structure and present information internally and externally, often of a complex nature, in meetings, working groups and committees. Highly motivated, self-starter, with professional and ethical standardsAbility , to set up priorities, to work autonomously and efficiently with significant complexity, able to set up priorities and manage busy work schedules and very tight deadlinesExcellent numeracy and attention to detail with ability to analyse complex proposals and datasets, to establish trends and forecasts and to structure synthetic vision of the outcome and recommend strategies, including identify risk with a clear breakdown of options and costs.Previous demonstrable experience in decision making in a fast changing environmentAble to work effectively in a team environment and with cross-functional teamsGood Working knowledge of software packages.Other informationThe Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Genome Campus Courses, Conferences and Public Engagement (CCPE) programme. The CCPE programme delivers training and engagement focussed around genomics, its applications, and implications. Its vision is to inspire a range of audiences both on the Campus and beyond it, and make the world of genomics open and accessible to all.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops. In addition the Campus is home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave (prorated), increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. 

Applications will be considered on an going basis