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Senior Procurement Officer (Social Care)

£41000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
 
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Olivia Crush Recruitment Consultant – Social Housing & Operational Support

Job Description

MMP Consultancy currently have an opportunity for a Senior Procurement Officer to join a local authority based in Kingston.

To report directly to the Commissioning and Procurement Manager and is responsible for supporting the Council in undertaking outcomes focussed, lawful and, commercially sound, commissioning projects to deliver quality and value for money services.

This will be a permanent position paying equivalent to 41K - 46K per annum.

Role Purpose:

* Leads on market engagement, analysis and management of a portfolio of contracts
* Uses a combination of subject matter expertise and technical procurement/management skills to ensure best value for money and delivery of outcomes.
* Ensures robust evidence and market sourcing strategies inform decision making and provide good value for money.
* Develops and delivers specific procurement programmes
* Assesses highly complex and sensitive information and presents to a wide range of stakeholders.
* Deputises for Commissioning Manager as required
* Leads on the development of all relevant tendering documentation and support drafting of the appropriate form of contract.
* Works with manager and colleagues to define outcomes, set targets and monitor performance, within a culture of continual improvement
* Supports operational plans to ensure that the resources within the teams are used to best effect and impact
* Maintaining the Council's commissioning and procurement guidance materials and templates
* Managing the procurement governance/gateway process to ensure timely and informed commercial decisions
* Contribute to/lead development of strategic gateway reports and briefings for Senior Managers and the Commissioning Governance Board
* Manages end to end procurement activity and applies project management approach in managing the timelines, risks and challenges to the procurement activities.
* Proactively assesses and manages procurements risk
* Ensures the procurement projects are delivered on time and meet outcome expectations

Skills & Abilities:

* Excellent knowledge of commissioning and procurement best practice
* Proven commercial skills and procurement experience in a public sector environment
* Substantial understanding of Public Sector procurement regulations and experience of managing procurement over PCR threshold
* Excellent knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015)
* Educated to Degree level or equivalent, relevant experience.
* Professional Qualification - Management
* Professional Qualification - CIPS
* Commissioning and Procurement in a local authority setting or equivalent.
* Evidence of developing effective strategy and leading commissioning and procurement process
* Significant experience and evidence of delivery of procurement that achieves value for money/ savings/ efficiencies for the contracting authorities


Title: Senior Procurement Officer
Salary: 41K - 46K Per Annum
Location: Kingston

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