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Procurement Manager

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be assisting a large Public Sector Educational Organisation based in Ards in their search for a Procurement Manager on a Permanent basis.

Salary and Benefits
This role is offering flexible working, enhanced pension contributions, and excellent annual leave entitlement in addition to a starting salary of £35k p.a.

The Ideal Person

  • Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).
  • A minimum of two years (in the last five) professional experience within the procurement function of a large complex organisation.
  • Experience of developing procurement policies and sourcing strategies.
  • Experience of promoting a culture of compliance with regulations and achieving value for money in contracts.
  • Ability to develop procurement strategies and manage and monitor supplier performance.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities, achieving co-operation and building relationships.
  • Analytical skills and understanding of management information and the ability to assess and evaluate financial data to inform purchasing decisions.
  • Ability to undertake effective negotiation and influencing through effective communication.

Reporting to the Financial Controller the Procurement Manager will be responsible for the delivery of a high-quality procurement strategy, programme and contract management service to the College in accordance with relevant procurement requirements and legislation. Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Develop and implement a procurement strategy for the College, delivering maximum value for goods and services whilst managing any and all associated risks.
  • Drive forward innovative developments in procurement in line with best practice, and be responsible for driving a culture of performance improvement and compliance.
  • In conjunction with the Financial Controller, design, implement and review all procurement policies and procedures in line with legislation, Department of Finance Public Procurement Policy and best practice. Monitor changes and update policies and procedures.
  • Develop and execute an annual procurement plan to ensure delivery of the programme of tenders, quotations and contracts on a timely basis.
  • Ensure compliance with procurement and contract management policies and procedures and execute a programme of compliance checking and feedback to the Financial Controller.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Adam Stinson in the strictest confidence.