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Award winning procurement team are recruiting for a Procurement Manager to join their successful department on a permanent basis.
The procurement team are responsible for ensuring best practice, legal compliance and obtaining best value for money across all goods and services procured by the public sector organisation. Procurement work closely with colleagues across all departments to ensure maximum benefits are obtained from collaborative procurement opportunities.
Procurement influence is expected to grow over non-pay spend across the organisation of around £200M p/a and efficiency measurement is expected to exceed target this year.
Your new role
Procurement Manager will work within the Information Services (IS) Procurement Team, which is highly complex and highly regulated. The IS Procurement team work closely with the CIO who has a good understanding of the value procurement can add.
Reporting to the Category Team Manager, Information Services, you will be expected to deliver a sustainable procurement service for the organisation, especially in the area of software and IT related services including delivery of an effective customer service and supplier performance management. You will manage and deliver procurement projects on time and on budget and will identify opportunities to reduce duplication, streamline processes and increase value for money.
There are no line management responsibilities in this position.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a hands on individual with the knowledge, skills and aptitude to influence key stakeholders to contribute to projects. You will be expected to lead on IT contract negotiations so experience on IT contract reviews and ability to negotiate terms is highly desirable.
Ideally you will have full CIPS membership, or be making progress towards CIPS, with significant public sector procurement experience, with a track record of delivering complex procurement projects (above OJEU threshold), and will good commercial skills.
You will be ambitious with strong communication skills and the ability to motivate others. You will have a pragmatic approach and will be able to confidently communicate innovative ideas to others.
What you'll get in return
You will work for a Public Sector organisation with an excellent reputation on the market and a commitment to personal and professional development. You will receive assistance with obtaining MCIPS and will be provided with an individual development programme.
The annual salary is£39,324 to £46,924 for 35 hours, each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. You will also receive 36 days annual leave + 4 statutory.
The organisation are based in the centre of Edinburgh, accessible by public transport (bus and train).
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