Procurement Manager

Recruiter
EASYWEB NFP RECRUITMENT
Location
Leicester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jul 2019
Closes
21 Jul 2019
Ref
1203691842
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Procurement Manager

Our client is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the country. They are committed to improving the lives of children, raising aspirations and building achievements.

Position: Procurement Manager
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £42,683 to £45,591 per annum

Closing Date: 28th July 2019

About the role:

They are looking for a dynamic Procurement Manager to lead a small diverse team conducting a wide range of procurement processes for the council. The team is responsible for a wide range of fast-moving projects which are high profile and critical to the authority. The successful candidate will also contribute to the council's procurement strategy and development of the procurement teams.

You will be responsible for managing a team of procurement staff undertaking a wide range of project processes and tasks, including liaising with service departments (internal clients), considering procurement strategies / approaches, planning the procurement process, preparing documentation (including evaluation schemes), advertising the contract, market engagement and stimulation, evaluating submissions, conducting negotiations and clarifications, drafting correspondence, debriefing unsuccessful bidders, agreeing contract documentation and preparing evaluations reports, including organising and planning future procurement activity.

Liaise with clients, and use market intelligence and management information, to develop and implement procurement strategies for categories of goods / works and / or services which use innovation and creativity to manage demand, deliver efficiency savings, service improvements and strategic procurement objectives.

You'll lead, or participate in, cross-functional project teams to deliver corporately significant high value / risk complex procurement projects and apply the council's contract procedure rules and appropriate legislation, including the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, when managing and conducting procurement activity and advising clients.

About you:

- Extensive experience and knowledge of procurement, tendering and contract management processes, including complex, high risk and value projects.
- Proven track record of achieving savings and service improvements through procurement with experience of delivering change in a complex organisation.
- Experience of recruiting, coaching, supporting, supervising and assisting in the development of procurement staff.
- Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders, including successfully facilitating joint decision-making and building productive relationships between business units, other organisations and suppliers.
- Good knowledge of EU / UK public procurement law, an understanding of the principles of local government Contract and Financial Procedure Rules or Standing Orders, and a general understanding of local government environment and structures and the local government efficiency agenda.
- Good knowledge of contract law and drafting.

What they can offer you:

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You'll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. They'll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including their fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

You may have experience of the following: Procurement Manager, Tender Management, Contract Manager, Project Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Specialist, Buyer, Procurement Management, Contract Management, Project Management, etc.

Ref: 87611

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