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Interim Senior Contracts Officer

Interim Senior Contracts Officer

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    £35000.00 - £44000.00 per annum

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    Ben Whyatt

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Duration:

    1 Year

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  • Consultant:

    Ben Whyatt

Cedar have been engaged to support a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for 2 x Interim Senior Contracts Officers on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. These roles will be predominantly based in Bristol, with a mixture of onsite/offsite working, with a salary of up to £44,000 on offer.

The role of the Senior Contracts Manager will be to:

  • ensure commercial activity is performed to the highest standards and maintained to be able to provide advice to internal/external stakeholders, 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.
  • develop both junior staff and both professional/personal knowledge to keep up to date with i.e. EU and Commercial Procurement Practices/Regulations
  • proactively participate in development and implementation of Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements which may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award
  • effectively manage contracts by building strong working relationships with both contractor, customer and colleagues where necessary
  • negotiate contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings
  • ensure Commercial MI is accurate and up to date and submitted on time
  • help develop internal tools, process and procedures for both internal

Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers:

  • CIPS Level 4 or above
  • Experience in a role covering either Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management or Commercial Management
  • Understanding of MOD procurement processes would be advantageous
  • Experience of working in a similar role in the MOD or NHS/Medical Equipment environment would be advantageous
  • Experience using eProcurement tools and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and engage with Stakeholders
  • Ideally hold a driving licence to be able to facilitate supplier visits