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Procurement Manager

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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To provide strategic procurement advice and support on all large programmes and projects; over £100K up to £100s million in value. While the role could support any area it is expected to work under the scope of a wide business partner customer remit to which the customer areas can change from time to time. This could be care, construction, Transport and Highways, ICT and to all manner of complexity.

Client Details

A public sector organisation in Northampton.

  • To provide strategic guidance to senior officers up to and including Directors in delivering service objectives by procuring value for money contracts. To inform service re-design and innovation projects with relevant advice on procurement strategy and evaluation tools
  • To ensure that all procurement activity is compliant with UK legislation and case law, best practice and delivers on Council priorities
  • To influence the design of contract specifications and evaluation criteria in order to deliver service outcomes and a reduction in cost, whilst mitigating risk to business continuity
  • To reflect the policy and strategy of Procurement Board in their support and advice to officers in developing the most appropriate procurement strategy and reflecting this within tender documents and the relevant Committee reports
  • To provide one to one or group training and development to officers and partner organisations to embed procurement best practise and a culture of improvement
  • Develop and implement robust relationships with service areas, to identify future procurement needs and allow adequate time for delivery
  • To lead on and be accountable for advice on all aspects of procurement strategy reflecting the policies of the Procurement Committee Manage procurement projects to ensure that best practise is used to maximise opportunities for efficiencies and service improvement
  • To establish an in-depth knowledge and understanding of all categories of requirement, from care and services to construction ICT and other complex areas

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Knowledge, understanding and successful experience of leading on multiple procurement projects including projects that are multi-stakeholder, collaborative or complex in nature
  • Extensive understanding of procurement processes and experience with using e-procurement tools to procure, contract manage and reducing costs
  • Understanding of economic factors which will impact on market sectors and approaches to minimise cost pressures and reduce commercial risk
  • Ability to influence multi-functional teams in developing and delivering the most appropriate procurement strategies and solutions

Job Offer
  • 27 days annual leave per year (pro rata for part time employees), plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 5 years' continuous service.
  • Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation; available for you and immediate family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities including CIPS.
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