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Procurement and Contracts Manager

  • Location: Sutton
  • Salary: £41583 - £44682 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Contact: Vicky Power
  • Contact Email: vickyp@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: 25/05/2022
  • Expiry Date: 24 June 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000010997_1653497937

Role: Procurement and Contracts Manager

Role Type: Permanent

Salary: £41,000 - £44,000 + benefits

Location: South London

Overview:-

A fantastic opportunity to join this public sector organisation which plays an invaluable role in Education across communities. You will play a key role within the procurement team specifically relating to the categories of ICT, Digital and Telephony.

RESPONSIBILITIES:-

  • To take responsibility for formal tendering and purchasing for the categories.
  • 2. Develop and improve market knowledge for assigned categories and apply this to create a deep understanding of customer requirements in area of responsibility. Identifying innovation opportunities for adding value and driving savings.
  • Act as a source of market knowledge, insight and advice to customers, working with them to define optimal commercial strategies that deliver long-term value and efficiencies.
  • Exploit commercial intelligence and insights to identify opportunities for the categories to execute against.
  • Customer Relationship Management - manage customer relationships to drive efficiencies through frameworks and specific initiatives identifying key stakeholders at departmental/organisational level, establishing communication plans.
  • Lead on Supplier Relationship & Contract Management for the categories, including the development of Supplier Action Plans to agree performance improvement goals, identification and delivery of savings initiatives and innovation opportunities.
  • Provide informed and expert procurement advice and guidance which conforms to best practice and ensure compliance with Public Contract Regulations and the Trust's Finance Regulations and adhere to public procurement best practice.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:-

  • Procurement and contract management experience
  • BTEC or equivalent Degree or Graduate Diploma
  • Experience of working in an educational establishment or public sector environment
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply or studying towards MCIPS status.
  • Extensive experience of sourcing and tendering IT goods and services
  • Extensive experience of using eTendering platforms
  • Competent IT skills in particular MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work on own initiative and also as part of a team
  • Ability to line manage staff
  • Commercial contract law experience and knowledge
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage at all levels. Strong commercial acumen with significant experience of managing multiple commercial contracts. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.