Procurement Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne Permanent £43,570 - £47,665
  • Join a growing Multi Academy Trust
  • A newly created ole with full autonomy to implement a Procurement Strategy

About Our Client

A growing Multi Academy Trust currently consisting of six schools, two operating from temporary sites until their new buildings are complete

Job Description

  • Responsible for the processes in relation to purchasing activity across the Trust providing guidance and support, ensuring value for money, effective service delivery and commercial outcomes for the Trust.
  • Develop and implement a procurement strategy for the Trust.
  • Ensure the Trust has appropriate procurement policies and procedures in place for the size of the Trust and are compliant with current legislation and guidance.
  • Ensure procurement processes are correctly undertaken and comply with current financial and procurement regulations, Trust procedures and ESFA guidance.
  • Analyse and interpret spend data using industry recognised benchmarking tools.
  • Create and oversee a database of approved suppliers, including supplier due diligence, auditing, evidence maintenance and championing the use of these suppliers across the Trust.
  • Maintain an up to date register of all live contracts, SLAs, leases across the Trust.
  • Lead on tenders and framework agreements acting as a facilitator for the process ensuring value for money and adherence to relevant procurement and financial regulations.
  • Support on the set up, negotiation, monitoring and termination of Trust wide supplier contracts, SLAs and leases.
  • Provide guidance and support to colleagues undertaking procurement activities to ensure compliance with Trust procedures and legislative requirements and ensuring value for money.

The Successful Applicant

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in a related discipline
  • CIPS qualified is advantageous
  • Experience gained in Public Sector environemnt
  • Track record of delivering cost savings through procurement
  • Experience developing policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of OJEU/TED, Tenders and Frameworks

What's on Offer

28 days holiday + bank holidays

Life assurance

Pension - employer contributes 17.9%

Onsite gym

Gail Halkett
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Phone number
+44 141 331 7957

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
Public Sector
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Consultant name
Gail Halkett
Consultant phone
+44 141 331 7957
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