Pro Finance

Procurement and Contracts Business Partner

Pro Finance
England, London, Catford
£50150.00 - £54150.00 per annum
26 Aug 2019
25 Sep 2019
Matt Davidson
Job Role
Business Analyst
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type

Procurement and Contracts Business Partner

£50,000 - £54,000 + Benefits

SE London

For a Social Housing organisation based in South East London, we're recruiting a Procurement and Contracts Business Partner. This role will support the Head of Procurement in the delivery of the Procurement Strategy and action plan and will partner with Heads of Service and Business Managers to improve procurement and contract management, ensuring legislative requirements are met and that value for money is achieved. Managing a Procurement and Contracts Officer, this role will play a key role in delivering the procurement strategy and fine-tuned procedures throughout the organisation in accordance with the standing orders, UK Law and EU regulations.

What you'll be doing:
  • Provide procurement advice, support and challenge to senior leaders, working with Heads of Service to improve procurement and contract management
  • Play key role in delivery of procurement strategy
  • Apply market research, market analysis, spend analysis and credit checks
  • Ensure tender documents are fit for purpose and ensure EU procurement processes and managed using e-tendering
  • Ensure corporate contract register and procurement plan is maintained
  • Work with senior leaders to ensure processes are streamlined to reduce costs
  • Advise on internal approvals and governance arrangements
  • Contribute to development and maintenance of guidance notes, tools and templates
  • Deputise for the Head of Procurement as and when required
  • Provide support, advice and guidance on the development of supplier relationships
  • Support the resolution of disputes and contribute to the formulation and review of procurement policies and strategies
  • Manage, motivate and coach a Procurement and Contract Support Officer

What you'll offer us:
  • MCIPS qualification with significant experience of procurement and contract management in a wide range of categories across supplies, works and services contracts
  • Experience of public sector procurement is essential as is OJEU experience
  • Social housing experience is preferred
  • Experience of developing and implementing procurement strategy and governance
  • Experience of leading and managing staff

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