Ben joined Cedar in 2020 building on his background working in a procurement consultancy, where he personally set up and gained first-hand experience, of supporting recruitment for a wide range of clients, successfully filling interim, permanent and fixed-term contract roles in both the private and public sector in the UK and internationally.
More specifically, Ben’s expertise covers the full end to end procurement process from both the Buyer and Supplier process, covering roles in procurement, supply chain, category management, commercial management, contract management, project & programme management and bid & tender management.
Ben has successfully supported public and private sector clients covering: airlines, blue light, business process outsourcing, call centre management, cloud software, central government, construction, consultancies, defence (covering specialist SC & DV cleared requirements), education, executive agencies, facilities management, housing, IT, languages services, legal services, lifestyle management, life science & healthcare, local government, marketing, medical devices, NHS (including supply chain), non-departmental public bodies, office solutions, procurement software & solutions, professional bodies, security services, transport and utilities.
Ben's 4 legged friend is Fifi
Cedar have been engaged to support a Procurement Consultancy who are on the look for a Procurement Consultant with a salary of up to £40,000 per annum on offer. This role will be permanently home based but will require travel throughout the UK as/when required to meet with key stakeholders. The successful candidate will support the delivery of a range of Sourcing Services to support Health clients in both the Private and Public Sector. The Sourcing Specialist will report into the Sourcing Manager to help deliver a wide range of sourcing activities, to agreed project timescales, which include; category research, supplier engagement, specification development, ITT processes, award and contract management. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career and move into a Consultancy role - the role will expose you to working with a variety of clients/projects and to build a team as you develop in the role. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Ideally MCIPS qualified however CIPS Level 4 or 5 will be considered Experience supporting the delivery of strategic sourcing and/or category management projects Public Sector procurement (OJEU/PCR2015) process knowledge and experience (experience in the Healthcare market would be advantageous) Experience working for/with a Procurement Consultancy would be advantageous
Interim Procurement Manager
Cedar are currently supporting an NHS Trust in Central London who are on the look for an Interim Procurement Manager (Band 7). This role is for an initial 3 month contract (potential to extend) that is INSIDE IR35 on a Day Rate of £238.86. The role will be a mixture of onsite and home based working. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing specific projects and tenders assigned by the Trust and ensure they are compliantly run in line with Public Sector procurement rules and regulations from start to finish to achieve value for money. Candidates applying MUST HAVE: CIPS and/or Project Management qualification Experience working in a similar role in the Public Sector, ideally the NHS Knowledge and experience of running end to end Procurements in the Public Sector
Interim Procurement Manager - ICT
Cedar are currently supporting a Public Sector client who are on the look for an Interim Procurement Manager to support the ICT category. This is a permanent home based position on a contract that will initially run for 3-6 months but has the scope to run until the end of 2022. This role is INSIDE IR35 on a day rate range of £300 up to £450 on offer. The successful candidate will support the delivery of end to end OJEU/PCR compliant procurements relating to ICT spend (covering both Hardware and Software). You will also be required to use/call off frameworks such as G-Cloud and DOS, where required, to deliver value for money and innovative solutions. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience covering: Experience in a similar Procurement, Category or Commercial Management role in the UK Public Sector (applications received without Public Sector experience will not be considered) Hands on experience delivering OJEU/PCR compliant procurements covering ICT which have delivered Value for Money (VfM) Experience using Public Sector Frameworks such as G-Cloud and DOS would be advantageous
Cedar are supporting a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for a Procurement Manager on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract (FTC). This role will be mainly Home Based with occasional travel to the office in Bristol (in line with government guidance) with a salary of up to £44,000 on offer. The role of the Procurement Manager will be to ensure commercial activity is; performed to the highest standards and maintained, conforms to EU Procurement Regulations and internal Policies/Procedures and is monitored to ensure continuous improvement with the overall aim of obtaining best value for money. You will be required to pro-actively participate in developing and implementing Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements - this may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award. You will also be required to negotiate contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings and to ensure Commercial MI is accurate and up to date and submitted on time Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Strong background in roles covering Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management and/or Commercial Management Experience managing end to end OJEU/PCR2015 compliant procurements in the UK Public Sector Experience specifically working with the MOD or NHS/Medical Equipment would be advantageous
Procurement Project Manager - Social Value
Cedar are supporting a Private Sector client in the North West who are on the look for a Procurement Project Manager for Social Value. This is a permanent opportunitiy with a salary ranged from £30,000 up to £35,000 on offer. The application deadline for this role is on Thursday 14th January 20201 and interviews/assessments will be completed remotely/online in February 2021. Working within the Social Value Team and reporting to the Social Value Manager the Social Value Procurement Project Manager will be responsible for: Operational Project Management & Delivery: Responsible for key areas of social value delivery through the planning system and procurement framework obligations Social Value Obligations and Reporting: ensure that obligations are identified, captured, effectively discharged, monitored and reported to key stakeholders Stakeholder Relationship Management: to act as a single point of contact for social value delivery and maintain excellent relationships with all stakeholders Supporting Growth: working to identify and develop new opportunities Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Strong Project Management and Data Management skills Understanding of the Social Value Act and its relevance in Procurement - relevance in the Construction Industry would be ideal Experience delivering Social Value/CSR/Community Engagements in collaboration with Key Stakeholders Experience of implementing a Social Value Strategy Experience of working in Construction, Development or Planning would be advantageous Knowledge of Planning Systems and Processes would be advantageous Experience managing 3rd Party relationships and building effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders Educated to a degree level and/or working towards or having achieved Social Value Practitioner status would be advantageous (candidates without a degree but with experience delivering Social Value will be considered)
Analyst - Social Impact
Cedar are supporting a Private Sector client in the North West who are on the look for a Social Impact Analyst. This is a permanent opportunitiy with a salary ranged from £30,000 up to £35,000 on offer. The application deadline for this role is on Thursday 14th January 20201 and interviews/assessments will be completed remotely/online in February 2021. Working within the Social Value Team and reporting to the Social Value Manager the Social Impact Analyst will be responsible for the implementation of social impact measurement, analysis and evaluation across our social value (through the procurement process and the planning system) and social investment work. The role will be responsible for: Monitoring: data collection and processing, surveying activities and people, interfacing with people and businesses to collect and process social outcome data Analysis & Reporting: assessing data to value outcomes and adopting multiple methodologies as required Assurance: evidencing outcomes, verifying results to provide assurance to stakeholders over outcomes presented in report Evaluation: understanding trends, evaluating the impact of social value and investment activities Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Experience of embedding Social Value in Procurement contracts and frameworks would be advantageous An understanding and passion for Social Value and Social Investment Strong analytical and data management skills Knowledge and experience of different impact assessment methodologies and latest developments relating to Impact Assessments and Social Value Educated to a degree level and/or working towards or having achieved Social Value Practitioner status would be advantageous