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Date Added: Wed 11/05/2022

Procurement Manager

St. Albans, UK
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Company: REED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40927 - £43434


To pursue procurement excellence and value for money through the implementation of professional, efficient and effective procurement practices to allow the establishment to build on its professional reputation to its numerous stakeholders both internally and externally.

To develop and lead on any defined portfolio of sourcing categories and projects throughout the tender process and subsequent contract management for contracts managed by the procurement team.

To ensure any tendering and contract award process is carried out in accordance with the establishment's Policies and Regulations (PR’s) and the Public Contracts Regulations (PCRs).

Main Responsibilities

1. Pursue procurement excellence and value for money through the implementation of professional, efficient and effective procurement processes to achieve strategic goals.

2. Define, develop and lead a defined portfolio of sourcing categories as determined by the Head of Procurement. The category scope or projects may be subject to change overtime due to the diverse nature of fulfilling needs.

3. Undertake the full tender and due diligence process including appraisals for potential suppliers, commercial evaluation, negotiation for high value, contentious or strategic contract award, risk register recording, business continuity management, contract creation with service deliverables.

4. Manage and monitor all contracts that the post holder is responsible for including accurate information presented within the electronic contract management system, management information analysed, key performance indicators assessed, and service level agreement adherence.

5. Full engagement to procurement strategies, continuous improvement and Responsible Procurement.

6. Build effective collaborative relationships with stakeholders to promote a responsive, agile and professional department.

7. To manage the Purchasing Officer or System Administration Officer (to be determined) including;

a. Excellent people management, appointment, probation, appraisal, development, promotion and progression, review of performance according to policies and agreed procedures.

b. Maintenance of records of staff development activities.

c. Oversight and monitoring of staff workloads in order to ensure an equitable distribution of staff loadings across the staff group and the most effective use of staff resources.

d. Ensuring talented staff in the groups are recognised, rewarded and retained so ensuring that suitable succession plans are in place.

e. Identifying achievable equality goals.

8. Manage procedures and processes to comply with PR’s and PCRs.

9. Remain up to date on legislation, regulations, industry best practice, and any other relevant guidelines.

10. Potential supplier identification, selection and qualification which may include vendor audits and to act as the focal point for Supplier Relationship Management.

11. Provide expertise and guidance in best procurement practise to colleagues within procurement department and group.

12. Ensure professional business facing documentation is achieved for internal and external stakeholders.

13. Cooperate with external colleagues on collaborative negotiations

14. Provide absence cover for other Procurement Managers’ and the Head of Procurement.

15. Undertake any other duties as requested by the Head of Procurement.

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