Interim Senior Procurement Manager

Location
West Yorkshire
Salary
GBP180 - GBP195 per day +
Posted
22 Aug 2017
Closes
21 Sep 2017
Ref
13849405/001
Contact
Dean Bagnall
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Public Sector
Hours
Full Time


Responsible for the operational management of the Procurement Department. Ensuring that a cost effective purchasing work programme is developed and maintained to achieve target financial savings through Supply Chain and Value for Money.

Client Details

Our client is an NHS organisation based in West Yorkshire who require interim resource for their clinical buying.

Description

  • The post holder must have the ability to have detailed discussions on contractual issues with NHS Staff, suppliers and negotiate complex contracts.
  • The post holder must be customer and services focussed, being constantly aware of the importance of maintaining a quality service, performing and projecting a professional image to high standards.
  • Responsible for carrying out high value, detailed contracts and develop appropriate evaluation methods, to ensure that highly detailed, high value contracts are analysed, compared and assessed in an appropriate manner.
  • The post holder must have the ability to prioritise their nominated areas of responsibility, within the departments' annual work plan, which will impact across the Trust services and outside agencies.
  • The post holder will deputise for the Head of Procurement in their absence.
  • The post holder must assist with the planning, development and implementation of the Trust Procurement Strategy, and ensure that their areas of responsibility are attained.
  • The post holder must assist with development and implementation of departmental policies across the Trust.
  • The post holder will be involved with working with other Procurement Professionals within the regional and national collaborative procurement hubs, where appropriate; ensuring best value for money is achieved via the sourcing and awarding of Regional Contracts.
  • Have responsibility to undertake and lead specific projects on Key Procurement initiatives or other strategic initiatives within the Trust.
  • The post holder assists with the programme of Standardisation and Rationalisation of goods is implemented, ensuring that standards are met for product/equipment trails.
  • The post holder must assist with the management of the Procurement Department within the constraints of the Trust Strategic Plan.
  • Responsible for writing complex tender specifications, contract schedules service level agreements, impact statements, and reports for the Trust Board on awarding tenders for the Trust.
  • Monitoring contract performance and ensure compliance, forward plan contract review meeting and maintain accurate records.
  • The post holder must assist with the management and achievement of the Trust Annual Supply chain Savings Targets, ensuring that contracts are in place and savings are removed from appropriate budgets.
  • The post holder must participate in relevant procurement meetings (within the department, across the Trust with internal customers and outside with other Trusts, organisations and suppliers) through effective communication, professional performance, efficient servicing of needs and an always positive 'can do, attitude, develop good working relationships with all relevant internal customers.
  • The post holder will act as a liaison person for specified directorates and shall be responsible for all procurement related activity within those nominated areas.
  • The post holder shall work collaboratively with finance colleagues to fully understand the financial environment. Where factors impact on Procurement, gain an understanding of the nature of the issue, work with the Head of Procurement to introduce processes and educate colleagues both within and outside Procurement to ensure a seamless transition.
  • The post holder must have the ability to demonstrate their in-depth knowledge of procurement policies, including NHS Legislation, European Union Procurement Law.
  • Initiate ways of reducing process cost through working closely and developing relationships with suppliers.
  • Assist in the interpretation and monitoring of key performance indicators.
  • Develop a training programme for individuals as a result of staff individual performance reviews.
  • The post holder may act as a point of contact with the Finance Management Team, to assist in resolving coding and other Finance/Procurement related issues.
  • Responsible for implementing, managing, maintaining and developing the Procurement Department Information Systems.

Profile

  • Highly developed specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience.
  • Knowledge of procurement strategy acquired by professional procurement qualification Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or NVQ Level 4 Procurement or relevant experience.
  • Analytical skills, which require dealing with complex facts or situations requiring analysis, interpretation, comparison of a range of options.
  • Persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training skills required.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. Demonstrate an ability to deal with issues with a wide range of parties, including colleagues within finance and levels of seniority, outside organisations and suppliers.

Job Offer

£180 - £195p/day