To proactively keep abreast of changes in procurement legislation and provide senior Stakeholders with updatesTo 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 organisationDevelop, 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.
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