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Job Title

Procurement Specialist

EmployerCivil Nuclear Constabulary
Industry SectorConstruction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Other, Public Sector & Not For Profit, Retail, Services
LocationsLondon, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted15 September 2017

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Ensure that all non-payroll spend is compliant with all statutory, regulatory and Government requirements whilst meeting the demonstrated needs of the CNPA.

Job Pupose

Make professional recommendations that will be relied on by the organisation to make important strategic and contractual decisions affecting projects with lifetime budgets exceeding £1m

Job Dimensions

The fundamental requirement of this role is to provide ongoing senior Level, professional cover (requiring MCIPS Qualification) for both Head of Procurement & Estates and the Senior Contracts Officer in a broad range of matters related to procurement.

The role is experienced, professionally qualified, management position in the CNC. It will be required to establish, implement and if necessary enforce strategic procurement policies and ensure the organisation’s compliance with legal obligations. The position has significant latitude to make important decisions without reference to their line-manager.

The professionally qualified role holder (MCIPS) is required to identify, scope, evaluate, award and implement a board range of contracts on behalf of the Police Authority and Constabulary. The principal focus is on helping stakeholders to realise their needs in a timely and compliant manner through providing professional advice and support in a specialist field of work.

The role holder will also mentor and support other professional procurement staff.

In addition to the above, the role will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the Constabulary’s commercial terms and conditions, policies and service level agreements in a wide variety of contractual areas.

Principle Accountabilities

Professional management, end-to-end, of key tenders to ensure compliance with due process. This will include scoping requirements, production of evaluation schemes, evaluating tender returns and award of contracts. Oversee this work undertaken by other procurement professionals.

Ensure that non-pay/salary related spend satisfies the Government’s requirement of Value-for-Money and meets the appropriate standards in terms of openness, probity, propriety and control.

Participate in and when needed take responsibility for the delivery of strategic CNC projects; this will include membership of project boards and teams.

Provide proactive support and expertise to Project Managers and handle the contractual/procurement aspects of projects. Provide expertise and support to successfully manage, plan, negotiate, evaluate and deliver projects in line with organisational expectations.

Evolution of the Constabulary’s commercial terms and conditions, policies and working practices.

Enforcement of CNC’s commercial terms with contractors.

Take responsibility for health & safety, security compliance within the tender / procurement process.

Take ownership of risks associated with procurement and work proactively to identify risk and ensure that they are managed within the organisation’s risk management framework.

Nature and Scope

Challenge and quality-assure work undertaken by senior CNC managers in relation to procurement and contractual undertakings. This would include dealing with any issue relating to non-compliance.

Research, identify and make decisions to implement areas of supply for new contracts and framework agreements. Negotiate with suppliers and award agreements.

Work closely within the team and with stakeholders to develop and manage beneficial working practices, improving methods for customers, partners and stakeholders. Driving out waste and improving both efficiency and quality are key undertakings.

Identify where improvements to Procurement processes can be made. Disseminate ‘best-practise’ that reflects the CNPA & Government guidelines, policy and procedures.

Be responsible for ensuring that environmental considerations are identified and incorporated within the tender process and ensure the secure and environmentally conscious disposal of goods.

Devise and ensure delivery of training programmes for professional Procurement advice service to all stakeholders. This will deal with both commercial and non-commercial contractual arrangements, including the management of the tendering process so that it complies with EU legislation and organisational rules for procurement activity.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply MCIPS Professional Qualification.

Experience of commercial and public sector procurement and general business issues

Experience and understanding of the procurement of IT related goods and services.

Experience of developing successful strategies providing professional guidance to organisations and stakeholders

Experience of successfully negotiating and managing contracts with a working understanding of contract law.

Relevant contracts experience dealing with non-standard requirements.

Experience of managing modern contract forms under EU procurement legislation/regulations.

Ability to work unsupervised with self-motivation.

Ability to monitor and review service level and framework agreements.

Ability to prepare and produce necessary supporting documentation appertaining to contracts, service-level agreements and framework documentation.

The capacity to balance competing work pressures.

Flexible attitude to changing priorities and requirements.

Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

Excellent organisational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

The post holder must comply with Equalities Legislation and promote equality, diversity and inclusivity through their daily interactions. The post holder must avoid any behaviours which discriminate against others on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, political opinion or trade union membership.


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