Michael Page Procurement are proud to be supporting a local Public Sector Organisation with the appointment of an Interim Procurement Manager. Working as part of an already established team you will need to obtain best value across a broad range of categories including Technical Equipment, Supplies, Travel, Stationery, Print, IT, Recruitment.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Commodity management of a defined group of goods, services and suppliers. Each Procurement Manager has a commodity area they are responsible for managing but will show flexibility to help the wider team across commodities.
- To conduct spend analysis across their commodity areas to provide opportunities for savings and efficiciences and increase delivery of value for money.
- Ensuring the correct contract coverage is in place, benchmarking contracts, working with the administrative team to create and maintain electronic catalogues on the eProcurement system.
- Ensuring all documentation and contract records are maintained and recorded in accordance with procurement policy and processes and aligned with audit requirements.
- Support other departments in their purchasing and ensure that this process is as straightforward and user friendly as possible.
- Raise awareness of the services of the Procurement Department and the obligations of the Procurement Policy and Financial Regulations so that the services of the Procurement Department and the contracts it provides are understood and used throughout the organisation.
- Management of commodity internal & external stakeholders recognising the inter dependencies of stakeholder groups. Setting up and maintaining commodity users groups and stakeholder management plans.
- Maintain communication material on both internal and external websites to ensure accuracy and relevance to customers.
- Take procurement decisions within delegated authorisation levels, including options appraisals, single tender action, evaluation and contract award. Raising through the scheme of delegation as and when required.
- Take decisions relevant to supplier performance, including dealing with complaints and associated negotiations.
- Make decisions with stakeholders to ensure that the tendering activity maintains an appropriate balance between technical and commercial requirements to meet internal customer needs and relevant technical standards.
- Substantial experience in a procurement role, responsible for tendering and commodity management
- Significant experience of tendering under EU Public Procurement rules, ideally in a variety of commodity areas
- Proficient in the use of e- tendering and e-procurement systems and processes. In particular an understanding of Procurement's role in creating and maintaining electronic catalogues
- Track record in identifying saving opportunities in complex organisations and in achieving the target savings
Fixed Term Contract 6 Months