Specialist Procurement Manager
The Client: Local government body based in Armagh.
The Role: The Procurement Manager will support the Senior Procurement Manager in providing a cost effective service in respect of the provision of a comprehensive service to a range of Organisations. They will be responsible for managing and developing the Procurement service, to fulfil their key role in the supply chain thereby supporting health and social care to patients and clients. The post holder will assist in fostering a spirit of commercial awareness within their Procurement location, using that to equip staff to meet the changing needs of the organization.
- Development and delivery of procurement strategies and improvement in all-round supply chain performance through liaison and negotiation with key stakeholders including colleagues, customers and suppliers for the specialist product / service category for which the post holder has direct responsibility and in the wider context of contributing to the overall performance improvement of the Procurement Directorate.
- Under the guidance of the Senior Procurement Manager / Head of Procurement develop procurement strategy for the specialist product / service category for which the post holder has direct management responsibility, based on the principles of the N.I. Public Procurement Policy 2002 and emerging changes within the wider public sector in the procurement field and on a changing customer base within HSCNI.
Hours of work: 37.5 hrs per week
Must hold at least a primary degree AND at least three years' (in the last ten) relevant experience* at a middle to senior management level of letting and managing contracts preferably under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 within a specialist function in a large complex organisation.
Must hold a relevant Professional Qualification, such as full membership of CIPS or CILT AND at least three years' (in the last ten) relevant experience* at a middle to senior management level of letting and managing contracts preferably under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 within a specialist function in a large complex organisation.
Must have at least five years' experience* at a middle to senior management level of letting and managing contracts preferably under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 within a specialist function in a large complex organisation.
Demonstrate an extensive knowledge and competence in the full range of procurement and supply competencies, have a total grasp of the benefits of effective procurement within a multi customer environment, and the impact of best practice procurement on organisational results.
The post holder will demonstrate experience and ability in the management and organisation of procurement services ensuring the best levels of efficiency and effectiveness while maintaining appropriate quality standards.
Be able to plan, prepare and manage projects of a significant level to ensure completion within the allocated timeframe
Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Organisation which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post.
The post holder will be able to consider issues with a broad view to organisational goals. Thinks ahead and prepares for the future, while understanding outside expectations and influences on the organisation.
The post holder will be expected to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating a respect for the opinions of others irrespective of their position in the organisation. An ability to work with and influence others outside the organisation will be vitally important. Team working will be an essential element of the abilities of the postholder while possessing high levels of motivational and leadership skills. The postholder will demonstrate an ability to effectively manage relationships ensuring maximum contribution from individuals and teams.
Be able to demonstrate the use of information to make decisions and monitor their implementation.
In completing the major responsibilities of the post the successful candidate will have to Dd experience in the following over a period of three years: Understand the financial, human resource and technology implications of management decisions while ensuring their effective implementation.
Holiday Entitlement: 28 days per annum
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