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Job Title

Interim Strategic Procurement Consultant

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorCharities & Not For Profit, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£350 to £450 per day
Town/CityNewcastle upon Tyne
LocationsTyne Tees, Tyneside
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted26 October 2017

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This will be a truly consultative piece requiring the contractor to review the organisations procurement strategy and effectively improve the function.

Client Details

Our client is a large public sector organisation based in the North-East. They require a commercially minded consultant to lead and modernise the procurement team to ensure that a new strategy is embedded.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop strategic approaches and key policies in relation to Commercial Projects involving all stakeholder groups.
  • Deliver commercial management duties on a variety of service contracts, categories & deliver a high standard commercial service to meet primary objectives.
  • Provide dedicated support to senior staff across the organisation in respect of contract/ commercial issues including responding to potential contractual disputes.
  • Target specific goods, services &/or suppliers to identify how tangible improvements may be made in the procurement of these works, goods and services.
  • Deliver value for money & efficiency targets, managing risk, business continuity & quality of support with customer focus.
  • Establishing & reviewing KPI's, ensuring performance information is provided & reviewed, external performance benchmarking, managing any performance credit or deduction payment mechanisms, working with the contractor & client to ensure there is service delivery planning, continuous improvement & benefit realisation & reporting.
  • Build sustainable stakeholder relationships
  • Manage a team of four people through change transformation.


Person Type:
  • Excellent commercial acumen
  • Experience leading procurement teams is in implementation of sourcing strategies across a variety of spend areas
  • Proven strategic contract management for high risk contracts, with the ability to demonstrate contract practice & procedures.
  • Experience of procurement & contract management including commercial negotiation of significant value and/or risk.
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary team, working with & influencing key stakeholders of all levels.
  • A proven track record of the whole life cycle procurement, contract & relationship management.
  • Senior stakeholder management experience
  • Strong interpersonal & relationship building skills.
  • Analytical skills covering written, graphic, numerical & statistical information including risk assessment.
  • You will be ideally MCIPS qualified and educated to degree level.

Job Offer

£350 - 450p/day outside IR35

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