Our client is seeking to recruit an interim Contract Management Officer to work alongside a team of experienced procurement and contract management specialists. You will ensure that contract change and management is effectively delivered to ensure that goods and services provide value for money, raise standards, and deliver continuous improvement and efficiencies through the provision of sound advice, effective contract management.
A local government body in the West Midlands.
Experience of undertaking contract management activities across a range of complex, high value, high-risk contracts and managing supplier performance, effectively in liaison with internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborates with cross-council stakeholders to enact the contract management strategy and methodology, and to advise and guide service areas to achieve compliance in contract management
Delivers across designated contract management activities, addresses non-compliance and poor KPI performance
Works with Procurement Leads through tender, due diligence checks, contract preparation and sign-off by the Senior Procurement Officer, with ownership of the completion process with providers via In-Tend
Gathers and assesses contract information for due diligence checks for novating contracts where legal entity name changes - liaises with providers on finance, insurance and legal confirmations, risk analysis and completion
Maintains the Contracts Database System, and completes information gathering exercises for stakeholders including Commissioning, Brokerage and the CQC - liaises through action plans, suspension reviews and procurement meets
Prepares reports on an ad-hoc basis for internal/external stakeholders regarding suspension informationProfile
A Level standard qualification or equivalent/business related NVQ is required
CIPS Level 4 Diploma (Industry Specific Qualification) is desirable
Significant experience of working in contract management role in a public sector organisation
Knowledge and understanding of contract management systems and processes and how they can be used to raise standards, minimise risk, raise standards and ensure continuous improvement
Able to produce accessible, accurate and reliable information, in a timely and efficient manner
Able to think laterally and effectively support the planning, organisation and delivery of procurement and contract management activitiesJob Offer