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Procurement Manager

Futures Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Futures Recruitment Services are seeking a Procurement Manager for the Housing department, our client is looking for experienced procurement professionals to deal with the full procurement lifecycle.

This role has the options for a highly flexible, hybrid way of working with the potential for being office-based or remote working.

Main Responsibilities for a Procurement Manager:
  • Lead the development, maintenance, and implementation of category strategies, ensuring alignment to commissioning objectives
  • Develop and implement innovative approaches and solutions in the delivery of complex projects to enhance levels of service and minimise costs.
  • Collaborate with and exert influence on Directors, Senior Managers, and Members.
  • Manage suppliers to ensure they consistently achieve the performance standards set out in contracts and that adequate controls are in place to protect the Authority's interests.
  • Operate a continuous improvement approach to identify and deliver ongoing changes whilst also leading the negotiation of commercial and contractual changes to ensure they consistently meet business requirements.
  • Lead major projects and tenders, ensuring all sourcing activity fully complies with appropriate legislation and regulation whilst also complying with ECC policies.
  • Work collaboratively with incumbent suppliers and potential new entrants to identify gaps in market provision and explore opportunities to close those gaps.
  • Provide support and advice to stakeholders regarding any contractual or procurement matters.
  • Ensure policies, procedures, documents and workflows are kept up-to-date and remain best in class.

Skills & Knowledge for a Procurement Manager:
  • Educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification such as MCIPS and or equivalent demonstrable work experience with evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Knowledge of category management and experience in using this methodology in complex commercial environments to deliver significant cost or service improvements.
  • Experience of delivering continuous improvements in large, strategic arrangements with evidence of generating significant cost and service benefits.
  • Knowledge of contract law and legislation relevant to the specific category/categories within their control and its impact on market management, finance, and contractual arrangements.
  • Extensive knowledge of public sector procurement law with an ability to explain the law to non-procurement staff and find pragmatic solutions to potential legal difficulties.
  • Comprehensive negotiating skills appropriate to multi-million-pound contracts and experience in planning and delivering successful negotiations.

Apply Today or Call Kirsty at Futures Recruitment Services to discuss
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