Role details

Interim Procurement Manager with Facilities Experience

Birmingham   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • An experienced Procurement Manager
  • With experience in commercial procurement and Facilities Management

About Our Client

The client works for a public body, with a national portfolio.

Job Description

Principal Duties

FM:

Maintain the facilities of the national portfolio.

Audit:

In order to develop a clear training strategy and implementation of the new Next Generation Estates Contract processes we need to carry out a continuous programme of audits across the portfolio. These outputs range from multi-million pound capital investment projects to cyclical statutory and mandatory maintenance regimes.



Both require an exacting level of scrutiny to ensure it remains compliant within guidelines and industry best practice. The post holder will have the requisite skills to work alongside our professional staff to identify odd practice and areas for improvement.



Development:

The post holder will assist in the development of appropriate best practice policy, process and procedures for all aspects of Estate management including:



A. Commercial Procurement. With a diverse and dispersed property portfolio, there are constant challenges in developing an appropriate supply chain that is proportional to the requirement, flexible, responsive, dependable and offers best value. The post holder will have some experience in European procurement regulations, advertising and tender thresholds.



B. Business processes. The client is at a critical stage in their business development and will help to develop processes and procedures mirroring industry best practice.



Training:

Continuous improvement requires constant challenge and input. The post holder will develop a rigorous and effective training programme to develop our highly skilled and motivated work force to gain higher levels of training and industry led best practice. Training will be delivered by out-sourced trainers and assisted in its administration.



Assurance:

Health and Safety. Above all our staff and our property management output must adhere to the highest standards of Health and Safety. The post holder will be lead for all Maintenance and Construction Health and Safety Policy, Audit and Assurance. He/ she will be the first POC for stakeholders and staff for all H&S related matters.



Environmental Management System:

With DVE and the Facilities Manager (Soft FM) one aspect of the Audit regime will be to ensure the EMS policy is implemented across the VE.



Vehicle Fleet:

As above, the policy for vehicle fleet management is with others but the post holder would cover this aspect in their regular audit program.

The Successful Applicant

The Interim Interim Procurement Manager with Facilities Experience will require a strong background in Property Management and Construction with a bias towards audit, assurance and written reporting. The successful candidate will have extensive experience and understanding of the built environment, an eye for detail and the ability to develop and apply processes to suit the bodies business needs. He/ she will be experienced in property portfolio management, commercial procurement methods, due diligence, health and safety compliance, audit, access to training and continuous improvement. A working knowledge of Property Industry standards is essential, understanding of Joint Service Publications and their application is desirable.

NEBOSH General Certificate

Full Driving License

IT literate in Microsoft applications

A rounded understanding of Total Facilities Management for a multiple site contract is essential, while a general knowledge of Accounting or Budget Holder experience at Managerial level is desirable. Although the post is based in Birmingham (and the post holder will generally work from that location) all members of the team, including the post holder, are likely to travel around the UK. It is therefore essential that the post holder is motivated and used to self-starting without close daily supervision. It is equally important that the successful applicant is a good team individual working across all forms of media to present a professional image.

The ability to work reliably and consistently, effectively documenting their work and compiling reports as necessary.



An extensive understanding of commercial procurement and managing contracts. This individual will be regulating the contracts being undertaken at the 13 sites across the country. This senior position within this public body, will report to the Director of the public body.

What's on Offer

Competitive

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