Senior Procurement and Contracts Manager
Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation of the market and close working with suppliers to ensure sustainable energy for consumers and businesses in the UK.
Joining our Operational Finance senior management team, this person will lead the procurement function across Ofgem, ensuring efficiency, compliance, robust contract and supplier management practices all contribute to high quality outcomes and value for money. Leadership skills will be key as you look to foster a driven, high-performing and dynamic procurement team ethos. As well as developing the organisational procurement strategy you will also develop Ofgem’s first centre of excellence for contract management, enhancing overall organisational capacity and expertise in this area. You’ll help to create a systematic and strategic approach to procurement, setting out clear objectives and milestones within our procurement strategy. A key part of this will be Ofgem’s investment in a new purchase order and procurement system, and you’ll play a key role in delivering this project.
We expect that you’ll be professionally qualified and a Member of CIPS, and that this will be backed up by significant experience in best practice procurement of multiple categories, particularly professional services and relevant contracting processes. Fully up-to-date with current regulations and best practice you should also offer a successful track record in managing supplier performance, and bring strong commercial acumen to the role. You should be able to demonstrate previous experience of managing procurement or contract management teams and show a proven track record in developing best practice procurement and contract management strategies and embedding these into day-to-day activity.
Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:
- Up to 30 days’ annual leave
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits
- Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
- Restaurant and subsidised gym
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Rental deposit scheme
- Perkbox (staff discount scheme)
- Employee Wellbeing Programme.
Closing date: 8 July 2019.
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