Procurement Lead, Goods and Services 3-6 month Contract

GBP450 - GBP500 per day +
07 Sep 2017
07 Oct 2017
Samuel Wilding
Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

  • To proactively keep abreast of changes in procurement legislation and provide senior Stakeholders with updates
  • To identify, develop and implement improvements and changes to the procurement function or procurement processes and to embed best practice, compliance and discipline to ensure a consistent focus on achieving value for money across the organisation
  • Develop, train and communicate procurement best practice across the organisation.
  • To advise and support officers carrying out procurement and contract management throughout the organisation, initiating, supervising and leading contract negotiations where required.
  • To ensure that procurements are undertaken in accordance with the organisations standing orders, legislation and EU regulations and guidance.
  • To lead on collaborative working with other authorities on behalf of the organisation e.g. on the development of frameworks and other joint procurement initiatives.
  • Actively manage and control category spend in collaboration with lead stakeholders for each category.
  • To support the development and implementation of the organisations e-procurement strategy.
  • To achieve continuous improvement of procurement by developing high level procurement skills and providing consultancy support and best practice throughout the organisation.
  • Providing procurement expertise, including advice on EU Public Procurement Regulations, including the most appropriate OJEU route depending on the circumstances.
  • Lead on supplier negotiations including contract drafting as an integral part of the supplier negotiating process where required.
  • To develop and improve working relationships with officers throughout the organisation and build upon professional procurement support, trust and integrity.
  • To prepare tender documentation on behalf of the organisation, analyse and evaluate tender responses in accordance with best value, legislation, standing orders and organisations procedures.
  • Produce and maintain internal guidance documents and training on procurement and contract management.
  • Develop collaborative and effective working relationships with Internal Audit, HR, Legal and Finance teams to ensure that learnings are disseminated across the organisation.
  • To discharge other reasonable duties appropriate to the appointment and grading of the post.

  • Morgan Hunt is a multi award winning Employment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer.

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