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Senior Procurement Manager National Audit Office

EmployerNational Audit Office
Industry SectorPublic Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£52,312 to £64,208 per annum
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted19 June 2017

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Our Finance and Procurement team is seeking a Senior Procurement Manager responsible for helping to shape and determine our future procurement policy in a way which is efficient, effective and minimises risk. The procurement unit will consist of a Senior Procurement Manager and a Procurement Manager, with the wider finance team consisting of some 10 people. The procurement specialists are responsible for providing high quality procurement management to NAO staff at all levels on all the NAO’s procurement activities and contracts, ensuring that all risks including non-compliance with current EU and UK law, government policy and best practice are fully understood.

The post will suit candidates with extensive experience of commercial contract law and EU/UK procurement legislation, together with practical experience of this type of procurement (including knowledge of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015). We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate that they are experienced in being a persuasive presenter, facilitator and negotiator with the ability to confidently and credibly influence in meetings and wider discussions.

Some of the key aspects of the role are:

•Stakeholder management including establishing a network and knowledge base across the government sector (this will include good working relationships with Crown Commercial Services)

•Proactively managing a portfolio of procurement competitions, including provision of expert advice; resolving complex commercial issues and contract management.

•Identifying and managing legal and project risk issues and problem solving. Acting as the contact for obtaining legal advice on specific areas of risk, or drawing on procurement specialist’s expertise to advise internal client

•Management of the Contract award and decline processes, including development of debrief correspondence (writing to unsuccessful suppliers, and provide feedback and further information in line with procurement regulations)

Full details of the role can be found in the attached job description.

We value diversity in all its forms and the difference it makes to our organisation. By removing barriers and creating an inclusive culture all our people have the opportunity to develop and maximise their full potential.

The NAO provides a supportive environment focussed on high quality work and the development of our people. Our strategic objectives and values underpin everything we do and will form the basis of our recruitment assessment, these are captured in the attached Framework of Behaviours.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a host of benefits, as set out in the attached reward statement.

Recruitment Process

•Submit a CV and a brief covering letter outlining your motivation and suitability for the role.

•Presentation and Interview

You must be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules and must hold a valid work permit. We are not able to sponsor work visas.

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