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Procurement Manager

Posted 13 days ago by Pertemps
Location London Job Type Permanent
Salary £44000 - £50000 per annum Sector Government & Public Sector
Job Description
Job title Procurement Manager
School / department Finance (Strategic Procurement)
Grade (12 months maternity cover) £46,000

Main purpose of the job
To achieve best value and cost effectiveness through whole life contract management, delivering service and quality from the most suitable suppliers and ensuring full compliance with EU directives and public sector best practice. To liaise, advise and assist internal stakeholders to ensure benefits realisation from contracts.
To interface with:
Externally:
• Suppliers and potential suppliers of goods and services
• Trade bodies, Professional Institutions, EU and Government Departments and other third parties relevant to sourcing, procurement and collaborative activities
Internally:
• Budget Holders
• Department Managers
• Service / product users
• Other stakeholders


Key areas of responsibility
• Lead tender management (using pro-contract software) to maximise use of contracts and agreements including working closely with stakeholder colleagues and monitoring contract compliance, resolving issues arising in consultation with users.
• Plan, organise and be proactive in the renewal of contracts allowing an adequate timeframe for contracts to be re-tendered.
• Guide internal department managers on how to monitor and manage supplier cost, service and quality performance including the setting and monitoring of key performance indicators for key contracts through service level agreements, seeking to improve contractor performance and supplier relations to gain efficiency benefits.
• For appropriate contracts where SPD is to act as the lead, to monitor and manage supplier cost, service and quality performance including the setting and monitoring of key performance indicators for key contracts through service level agreements, seeking to improve contractor performance and supplier relations to gain efficiency benefits.
• Benchmark prices and service level agreements where appropriate and promote Consortia and CCS agreements and maximise the take up spend against these pre-tendered contracts.
• Advise service users on contract specifications in order to produce the best overall value specifications.
• Assist in preparing the commercial and legal elements of the complete set of invitation to tender documentation with appropriate advice from the Head of Strategic Procurement.
• Responsibility for managing the overall tender process for specific projects.
• Agree evaluation criteria with project teams and support project teams in analysis and evaluate tender submissions.
• Debrief suppliers appropriately in-line with EU and universities legal obligations and University policy.
• Ensure that the university Financial Regulations and Procurement Strategies are adhered to and that financial probity is maintained in all transactions and dealings with suppliers.
• Facilitate and service the Value for Money Group, responsible for reporting on efficiencies.
• Assist in progressing and further developing University Procurement Strategies at all levels.
• Demonstrate personal commitment to the promotion of equality and diversity.
• Carry out any other duties of a similar nature and commensurate level as directed from time to time by the Head of Strategic Procurement.

Person Specification
• Public sector procurement experience
• Experience working in the construction
• Public sector procurement experience
• Higher Education sector experience
• Hands-on facilitating tenders at an EU level minimum 3 years Track record of successful contract management
• Track record of cross-functional team working
• Experience in OJEU tendering