Procurement and Contracts Specialist

Location
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£36,100 per annum
Posted
04 May 2018
Closes
04 Jun 2018
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Sector
Housing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Procurement and Contracts Specialist
Reports to: Commercial Manager

We are looking for a Procurement and Contracts Specialist who can bring expertise in these areas to our Commercial Team.  Working closely with staff throughout the business, together with tenants and leaseholders from our community, this role has variety and the opportunity to drive value and excellent customer satisfaction.

You will be a key member of the Commercial Team delivering excellent value for money services to our existing and future customers.  Your astute procurement and contract management skills will be key to ensuring that our partners deliver services in line with our expectations and their contractual commitments.  Our procurement requirements are expanding as we implement our new corporate structure alongside selecting suppliers for existing services. 

Within this role you will work on the procurement of contracts, mobilise new contracts, demobilise contracts coming to an end and perform the role of the Contract Administrator, ensuring that our contractors deliver services in line with contractual obligations. You will be the Contracts expert within our team and offer advice and guidance to others where required.

The successful candidate will be someone with procurement experience and a thorough understanding of current contract management practice with a good understanding of the property management sector, feels confident challenging decisions and understands the value of contract management in a regulated or publically funded environment.

As a person, you will have:
 Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or substantial experience in similar procurement roles and willing to work towards
 Knowledge of public sector tendering procedures and processes
 Knowledge of contract law
 Knowledge of health and safety regulations
 Experience of policy and procedure development and implementation
 Education to degree level or equivalent experience
 Strong project management skills
 Analytical and numerical skills
 An ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions
 Good IT skills particularly in the use of MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook,
 Ability to lead by example and personally demonstrate organisational values and expected behaviours
 The ability to work on your own when needed
 Committed to developing your own learning
 A desire and willingness to look at doing things differently so that our tenants and leaseholders receive world leading services
 Access to a car, a valid driving licence and appropriate insurance

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