Procurement Business Partner
Valyon Consultancy is part of Afon Community Services Limited the wholly owned subsidiary of Bron Afon Community Housing Limited. Valyon Consultancy has been established to deliver high quality consultancy services within the housing and wider public sector in a variety of areas including procurement and risk management.
About the Role
A new Procurement Business Partner role has been created to support ValyonConsultancy in delivering procurement consultancy services to one of our key clients, Valleys to Coast Housing Limited.
You will be placed in our client’s office and be responsible for management and delivery of procurement across their business in accordance with their governance procedures, the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and best practice in public procurement in Wales. You will be expected to adopt a partnering approach with internal and external stakeholders to deliver compliant and effective procurement outcomes which meet the client’s business requirements.
Specific role responsibilities and tasks include:
• Facilitating and supporting the delivery of a high quality, professional, timely and customer focused procurement service to the whole of the client’s business.
• Providing professional advice, guidance and support in respect of all aspects of procurement to internal departments and other stakeholders.
• Lead the tendering, evaluation and award of a wide range of contracts as well as supporting and monitoring all procurement activities as required across the client’s business.
• Support the client’s internal departments to develop and deliver value for money and the Welsh Government Community Benefits and SME development agenda through their procurement and contracting activities.
About Our Client
Valleys to Coast Housing Ltd is the Registered Social Landlord set up specifically to own, manage and improve the homes previously owned by Bridgend County Borough Council. Valleys to Coast Housing Ltd provides approximately 6,000 affordable rented homes or leasehold properties in the Bridgend County Borough. It is developing a major programme of work to improve systems and processes both customer facing and back office. This programme seeks to use innovative solutions to achieve its aims, seeking solutions that are best-in-class from the traditional world of Housing or beyond it. Some significant, challenging procurement activity will be needed to fulfil this ambition.
You will have a proven track record or relevant experience of working in a public sector procurement environment partnering with internal and external stakeholders to deliver compliant and effective procurement solutions. Good verbal and written communications skills are essential along with the ability to communicate and negotiate with others to develop and support effective, positive working relationships.
Reporting to the Valyon Consultancy Procurement Lead you will be expected to take day to day responsibility for delivery of an effective procurement service to our client including both planned projects and day to day support queries and questions from across our client’s business.
In addition to the competitive salary, Valyon Consultancy operates a flexi-time system as well as pension and leave allowances comparable with other organisations in the sector.
Please submit a covering letter and CV. For digital submissions please ensure you include your name in the file name of each document.
For more details about the role including a detailed job description and email address for submitting your application please refer to our website www.valyonconsultancy.co.uk/recruitment
The closing date for applications is 12 noon 16 October 2017. Interviews to be held w/c 23 October 2017.