To assist in the overall objectives of the Procurement function, and the delivery of an effective and efficient service to the group at large.
• Support the Procurement Lead with all procurement for the Group across all business category areas.
• Work collaboratively with the Supplier and Governance team to ensure a "One Procurement Team" approach.
• Provide day to day management support and supervision to junior members of the team.
• Provide proactive, responsive procurement advice and services, particularly in relation to tendering, negotiation procedures and whole life cost principles to those category areas that you have responsibility for.
• Prepare for and attend partnership meetings, ensuring our business stakeholders feel supported and understand the role each party to the procurement process has to play.
• Provide proactive, responsive procurement services on tenders over £100K including the advertising of such tenders where it is appropriate to do so.
• Undertake mini competitions for both capital and revenue purchases over £100K, complying with relevant framework agreements.
• Manage the partnership areas for which you are responsible to ensure best practice is adopted at all times.
• Comply with the procurement strategy, all policies, procedures and service level agreements relating to Procurement.
• Participate in annual spend analysis to determine priorities, and create strategic sourcing strategies for high spend areas identified by that analysis.
• Contribute to the monthly report as requested by the Procurement Lead.
• Ensure that corporate, social and environmentally responsible issues are considered in all procurement activities undertaken.
• Ideally educated to CIPS level 6 (Graduate Diploma), or actively working towards this standard or an equivalent qualification.
• Evidence of continuous professional development is also desirable.
• Understanding of the ways in which to build and nurture positive internal relationships with senior management, key users, business stakeholders and suppliers.
• Appropriate knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
• Understanding of project management methodology and how it can be applied in a procurement context.
• Financial and commercial awareness.
• Understanding of the broad objectives necessary to achieve effective procurement and value for money.
• Knowledge of contract buying and tender procedures.
• Ability to mentor and support the development of others.
• Understanding of contract law, and the ability to draft contracts with minimal support from legal professionals