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Procurement Manager - Public Sector

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

  • Expanding public sector function putting a real value in quality procurement
  • Exposure to multiple categories of spend

About Our Client

Public sector client

Job Description

  • Guiding and supporting the business in procurement activities in line with the organisation's procurement policies, and where necessary EU Procurement Guidelines.
  • Tendering of indirect purchase requirements of varying values for all Directorates of the organisation.
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts and contract amendments necessary to meet business requirements and franchise commitments/obligations.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to obtain approval of Key Contracts in line with the current agreements.
  • Provide commercial and contractual advice to the business where required.
  • Provide the primary interface between the organisation and external lawyers for matters relating to contracts.
  • Attend contract review meetings where necessary.
  • Support the Head of Procurement to deliver business requirements, where necessary representing the Head of Procurement at meetings.
  • Provide management reporting where required.
  • Support the Head of Procurement with the review and development of the procurement policies and procedures to respond to the demanding needs of the business.

The Successful Applicant

  • Experience of tendering under EU Procurement or Utilities Contract Regulations.
  • Preferred experience with IT Contract negotiations.
  • Sound commercial and financial awareness.
  • Experience of working with and interpreting complex legal documentation.
  • Experience in management and negotiation of large contracts.
  • Experience of working with legal advisors and instructing legal advice.
  • Educated to degree standard.
  • Working towards or hold Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Membership (CIPS).

Additional skills:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to multi task and manager several concurrent conflicting deadlines.
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities between Finance and other Directorates.
  • Communication skills.
  • Team player.

What's on Offer

£43,000 - £46,000 + benefits


More Info / Apply

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