Head of Procurement

Leicestershire Permanent £70,000 - £77,751 per year
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive Salary

About Our Client

An organisation in Leicestershire.

Job Description

  • To determine the overall approach to procurement through the ongoing development of a procurement strategy and procurement policy
  • To have a strategic responsibility for all aspects of contracting and purchasing. This will include direct management of all formal tendering for significant goods and services in terms of specification, tendering award management review
  • To provide professional advice, guidance and support to senior managers of all aspects of procurement
  • To make a proactive contribution to the development of both regional and national contracts ensuring that the interests of the organisation are fully represented
  • To ensure that the organisation complies with statutory and regulatory requirements. In particular providing comprehensive advice on the implications of and procedures with European Union Directives relating to procurement
  • To establish and manage contract monitoring procedures to evaluate contract performance and to provide the basis for corrective action or variations to contract
  • To prepare and implement a training strategy for all staff involved in the procurement process
  • To develop a range of performance indicators/targets in respect of the procurement process
  • Preparing and issuing Invitation to Tender documentation including terms and conditions of contract pricing schedule and specification
  • Implementing the award of contract procedure including, for example, issue of Award of Contract/Rejection letters and formulating of final contracts
  • Preparing and issuing all variations to contracts
  • Preparation of Contract User Guides where wide contracts have been established by the Procurement Officer where regional or national police contracts are agreed to be utilised

The Successful Applicant

  • To have substantial contracts and purchasing experience in large organisations
  • To have experience of preparing/implementing organisation wide procurement strategies/policies, to include where applicable, drafting Service Level Agreements and managing effectively supplier performance and supplier development
  • To have experience of advising senior managers in a large and complex organisation
  • To have experience of advising upon/managing the procurement process for contracts falling within the scope of European Union Directives relating to procurement
  • Experience of contract and supplier management and monitoring

What's on Offer

  • Discounts at major high street stores, retail outlets, food establishments and other organisations nationwide
  • Access to Gym facilities
  • Access to a range of subsidised leisure and sporting activities/ opportunities
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Eyesight vouchers
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Occupational health and welfare counselling, ranging from psychotherapy to financial guidance
Siobhan Pearson
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Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
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Siobhan Pearson
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