PROCUREMENT MANAGER (contract)
Salary: £200 - £200
posted on 14.05.19
Our client is looking for a Procurement Manager in their Information Services Division in a 6 months contract, with extension highly likely.
The Information Services Division has a recurrent budget of £28m pa and a capital budget of £16m. It provides a wide range of information and technology related services to over 50,000 members and associated institutions. Facilities and services provided by ISD include all core data centres, email, desktop, printing, networking and software/hardware purchasing. It also supports research computing platforms, e-learning and IT security across the organization. The key administrative systems including HR, Finance and Student Information are also provided by the division, as are website development and support, and creative design.
THE ROLE requires, among other duties:
- To negotiate best value purchasing contracts, using the appropriate ten order to maintain market awareness, supplier information and overall best value throughout the contract term. Additionally, to be a source of knowledge on best procurement methodology, on e-commerce options and on purchasing terms of business.
- To be the specialist in certain ranges of product and service, ensuring regular contact with key suppliers indering procedures, complying with best purchasing practice, the appropriate statutory requirements and the organisation's policy and procedures.
- To assist departments in ensuring appropriate selection and tendering procedures are implemented, good purchasing practice is promoted and the organisation's procedures are implemented.
- To promote the advantages of contracts and services available from Procurement Services and develop good marketing and information techniques, in partnership with suppliers as appropriate to ensure that products and services meet the needs of the end users.
PERSON SPECIFICATION, among others:
- Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or other appropriate professional body (or working towards).
- Track record of procurement of a wide range of goods and services in a large and diverse organisation. Experience in either/or all of the following product ranges would be considered beneficial: Information Technology Supplies, Service contracts, Office Supplies, Estates, Laboratories, Engineering and Travel.
- Strong negotiation skills, a good understanding of contract law and knowledge and experience of the application of the Public Procurement Regulations 2015.
- Knowledge and experience of recent developments in procurement best practice including e-procurement and e-sourcing.