Procurement and Business Services Lead

Medical Protection Society
Leeds, UK
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world's leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.

As a Member First organisation we are determined and ambitious in our approach to proactive procurement. We are therefore looking to attract a procurement professional who can embed world class supplier relationship management whilst ensuring an efficient and effective operating model which minimises cost and maximises financial sustainability without compromising member experience.

Reporting to the CFO and as a key member of the Finance Leadership team, the Procurement and Business Services Lead will drive a sustainable and adaptable procurement and facilities strategy across MPS that delivers compliance, continuous improvement and value for money both in the UK and internationally.
Package description
  • Car allowance of £ 4670
  • 12% company pension contribution (3% from the individual)
  • Annual bonus scheme up to 15 % (for permanent roles)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Care Cash Plan
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
Main responsibilities
  • Lead the Procurement and business services team to deliver on a programme of agreed strategic procurement projects across MPS Group aligned to business strategy, supporting the financial security of the membership fund whilst enabling sustainable growth.
  • Set out category management objectives and develop contract management protocols and performance metrics across the Organisation.
  • Aligned with agreed strategic procurement projects, develop new and maintain existing supplier relationships in order to deliver the best value for money for MPS alongside the identification of key supplier relationships and take a lead role in major negotiations.
  • Work with managers across the organisation to ensure best procurement solutions are achieved and ensuring that procurement is conducted in compliance with all relevant UK and International legislation.
Ideal candidate
  • Leadership role within a procurement function.
  • CIPS/MCIPS qualification (or equivalent) preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of EU and UK procurement legislation, supplier and contract management
  • Strong performer with previous senior experience within Procurement & Strategic Sourcing and Facilities, delivering significant commercial and process benefits.
  • Experience of formulating procurement and supplier management policies and driving a more commercial approach throughout the organisation.
  • Proven track record in all aspects of the procurement lifecycle including contract negotiation and supplier selection.
  • Experience in leading a Facilities function (In house or outsourced)
About the company

We strive to be much more than a last line of defence by being at our members' side at every step, offering support, advice and world-class defence. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.

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