With Commercial arrangements in excess of £20m the role holder will play a key role in a small commercial team, supporting the Supplier and Contract Relationship Manager in the delivery of end to end procurement activities. If successful, duties include:
-Manage a range of specific Corporate Services contracts (e.g. Travel, Hotel, Contingent Labour, GPC).
-Support the running of tenders for medium level requirements (up to £100k) through to contract award in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ensuring the organisation works within the legal, regulatory and policy constraints associated with being a public body for all procurement activity within area of responsibility
-Support the delivery of projects, procurements and supplier management across the full commercial life cycle within area of responsibility, providing functional input to improve ways of working and vfm.
-Provide day to day advice on commercial issues and governance across area of responsibility, taking full account of risk, exploiting commercial opportunities and maximising value of money and savings
-Monitor and report on the procurement pipeline to ensure effective re-tendering planning and support the development and maintenance of the organisation commercial strategies
-Support development and delivery of procurement strategies and contract
management plans for a range of procurement requirements across all business areas
-Provide general and system processing support across the Purchasing function as required
Successful candidates will demonstrate:
-CIPS part-qualified (or working towards), or 2 years equivalent relevant experience
-Experience of delivering commercial advice to a range of stakeholders
-Experience of partnering stakeholders who hold diverse commercial requirements
-Strong communication skills consulting with a wide range of people, in writing, over the phone and in groups.
-Analytical skills to interpret information and assess compliance with business governance and policy
-Ability to engage and influence with a range of internal/external stakeholders.
-Ability to plan, prioritise and control workload to delivering results to agreed timescales.
This is a full time, temporary position, initially until the end of March. Due to Covid-19, the role will be working from home and they are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible. If you feel you have the skills and knowledge to fulfil the role, please submit your application.