Vacancy Reference: 17771
We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Manager (Maternity Cover) for the Newtownards area. This will be a full-time temporary role, Monday to Friday consisting of 36 hours per week Monday to Thursday 8.45 am to 5.00 pm and Friday 8.45 am to 3.30 pm. Hours may vary to suit the requirements of the post from time to time.
Duties & Responsibilities:
-Reporting to the Financial Controller the Procurement Manager will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality procurement strategy, programme and contract management service to the College in accordance with relevant procurement requirements and legislation
-Develop and implement a procurement strategy for the College, delivering maximum value for goods and services whilst managing any and all associated risks
-Drive forward innovative developments in procurement in line with best practice, and be responsible for driving a culture of performance improvement and compliance
-In conjunction with the Financial Controller, design, implement and review all procurement policies and procedures in line with legislation, Department of Finance Public Procurement Policy and best practice. Monitor changes and update policies and procedures
-Assist in developing the procurement and contract management skill base in the College through ongoing training, development and communication with staff at all levels in the College
-Assist the Financial Controller in the audit process for procurement and contract management ensuring appropriate documentation is in place for all projects and implementation of recommendations
-Design, implement and review supplier performance through implementation of a College contract management policy and procedure and programme
-Provide the Financial Controller with reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
-Any other duties as assigned by the Financial Controller.
-Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).
-A minimum of three years (in the last five) professional experience within the procurement function of a large complex organisation. This experience must include experience of public sector procurement.
-In depth knowledge of application of public sector procurement policy and Public Procurement Regulations in a public sector body.
-Experience of developing procurement policies and sourcing strategies.
-Experience of promoting a culture of compliance with regulations and achieving value for money in contracts.
-Ability to develop procurement strategies and manage and monitor supplier performance.
-Ability to manage conflicting priorities, achieving co-operation and building relationships.
-Analytical skills and understanding of management information and the ability to assess and evaluate financial data to inform purchasing decisions.
-Ability to undertake effective negotiation and influencing through effective communication.
-Professional experience of procurement activities of an educational establishment (School, College, University)
This role provides an exciting opportunity to join an industry leading business, committed to ensuring that their customers receive a first class level of service and offering genuine opportunities for career progression.
For more information on this role or any other vacancy please call us on 028 90330 555
Please note only those candidates shortlisted may be contacted.
Candidates will be required to obtain an Enhanced Access NI check at a cost of £33.00.
Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. This will depend on the nature of the position and circumstances of the offences.