Procurement Manager x 3

121 Recruitment
London (South)
From £316 to £400 per day PAYE, Ltd or Umbrella Company Engagement
29 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
The successful candidate/s will have the relevant skills and experience specified below for this 5/6 month temporary contract based in London. 1. Context of the role. Working in the NEL CSU Procurement Team, the post holder will undertake the provision of strategic and complex procurement support services to NEL CSU clients, including NHS England, on a revenue generating basis, as directed by the Head of Procurement for healthcare and other non-healthcare service requirements. The post holder will support the day-to-day operation of the client’s tendering processes for Clinical and Non-Clinical Services including supporting the Head of Procurement to deliver a strategic procurement service, contribute to the delivery of allocated procurement projects, sustainable cost improvements, and a range of benefits across the various clinical services commissioned by the client. Service Delivery • Undertake procurement activities ensuring they are delivered to the highest standards in line with appropriate policies and legislation • Operate in a team that is commercially orientated and operates best practice to deliver an effective and efficient procurement service, which will seek continual improvements • Act as an expert on all aspects of procurement for internal NEL CSU and external commissioning clients (NHS England, CCGs, other customers as required) • Procure services based on requests by clients, and as allocated by the Head of Procurement • Ensure that service development priorities, service specifications and quality standards are adequately described in tender documentation, and that arrangements for detailed and proactive performance management are in place • Benchmark with other organisations to ensure best value for money and best practice on procurement procedures are captured and maintained • Advise senior stakeholders on, and preparation for undertaking supplier bid evaluation processes • Advise senior stakeholders on, and undertaking, deal closure • Have a clear focus on providing an excellent customer service delivery • Be able to use innovation in the methods used to deliver procurement activities and successful outcomes • Assist NEL CSU stakeholders with the production of PQQ and tender responses for business opportunities • Ensure the provision of appropriate, high quality and up to date advice and guidance, and hands on procurement activities to their business communities and individual stakeholders • Recommend and facilitate best routes to market, and to manage the procurement processes and competition in accordance with stakeholder / business requirements and business objectives, and internal procurement procedures and governance • Action cost-saving opportunities as agreed with clients against their annual procurement pipelines and specific individual project targets • Advise on the optimum procurement option for and within each category of clinical and non-clinical service • Support and advise on the construction of tender documentation including services, suppliers, evaluation criteria, and so on, to assist in the commissioning process • Work with NEL CSU colleagues and client stakeholders to support the drafting of project plans to meet the needs of the overall project, to cover all dates, including consultation, the tender process and contract award • Advise on the whole life cycle costing aspects of the tendered services, and make recommendations to clients accordingly • Provide and receive information of a complex nature with regards to tenders, ensuring co-operation at different levels within NEL CSU and clients • Ensure client and internal procurement activities are undertaken in accordance with NHS England guidelines in respect of the use of pan-government framework agreements as may be appropriate • The post holder is required to follow all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in their work and take responsibility for maintaining their personal training in the use of SOPs as part of their annual training and development plan Specialist knowledge • Have a good understanding of, and the application of EU / UK procurement legislation in procurement activities • Have a good understanding of the NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) Regulations 2013 and other relevant NHS legislation and policies. • Have a good understanding of UK contract law • Have an excellent understanding and experience of authoring guidance on the use of best practice procurement techniques and tools Relationship Management • Raise the profile and awareness of procurement with clients • Have excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable with dealing with external suppliers and stakeholders up to a senior level • Ensure that key supplier and internal customer relationships are maintained to a high standard • Engage with established, and create new stakeholder groups, for the purposes of improving communication with Procurement to generate efficiencies, to enable Procurement to be more effective, and to help clients and internal stakeholders achieve their business objectives • Develop and promote effective working relationships with all relevant staff through effective liaison with client stakeholders and clinicians, facilitating and, where appropriate, attending multi-disciplinary user group meetings. Category Developments • Keep abreast and aware of developments in procurement legislation, best practice tools, and purchasing technologies including their use within the team’s procurement processes • Attend and contributing to professional procurement events and seminars across the industry • Work with the colleagues and the Head of Procurement to develop and expand the current portfolio of procurement projects • Support the delivery and demonstration of best value for money in all procurement processes, by actively managing the market place and keeping abreast of service developments and pricing benchmarking on a category management basis. • Undertake research to prepare market intelligence regarding pricing, suppliers and their competitors on an ongoing basis in order to maintain market knowledge, and in relation to specific negotiations where it is necessary to develop a thorough knowledge of the complexities of the specific requirement • Undertake analyses of major areas of supply to cover all key variables (quality, alternatives, costs, supplier confidence, etc.) identifying potential alternative options • Ensure that value for money is achieved through the provision and outcomes of their strategic procurement activities • Establish strategic opportunities for aggregation of demand, and standardisation of services across local client domains Extensive specialist knowledge of procurement acquired through post graduate diploma, CIPS or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to masters level equivalent Evidence of Leadership and Management Development Project Management accreditation Demonstrable experience of working at a senior level within the procurement function of a large organisation Experience of procurement within the NHS or other public sector organisation Delivering procurement outcomes and supporting the achievement of commissioning objectives Managing customer relationships and working effectively with commissioners and project managers in customer teams. Effective supervision and management of staff Appreciation and understanding of the regulations around Governance and procurement rules in the NHS sector Neat and precise working methods, maintenance of complete and accurate working papers and filing structures Effective analytical skills with a commitment to deadlines Experience in writing high quality reports Experience of working to tight deadlines Experience of creating new/improved systems and procedures to streamline duties Experience of using computerised procurement systems The successful candidate/s will have to apply for a Disclosure of Scotland or be willing to apply for one on CV submission. This job was originally posted as

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