Procurement Manager (MRO)

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Housing

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 07/01/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £50,000 per annum + flexible benefits


We have a great opportunity for an experienced Procurement Manager to join a commercially driven and innovative team in North London to support in the managing of supplier spend, whilst delivering value for money and reducing supply chain risk.

The main purpose is to lead on the procurement of high value MRO spend and to deliver on the procurement of high value and urgent fire safety related projects and other maintenance, repairs and operational (MRO) spend.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Director of Procurement in the ongoing development of a strategic and professional procurement team that acts as a centre of commercial expertise.
  • Delivering some of the most critical and largest procurements, that will have a lasting impact on the future success of the organisation.
  • Building strong and effective relationships with the Directors in both the Customer Services and Development directorates to manage the delivery of the Customer Services Procurement Pipeline.
  • Procurement of supplies, services and works in an effective and economical way to achieve best value for money.
  • Ensuring all procurement is in accordance with statutory regulations and best practice guidance.
  • Delivering effective procurement to comply with framework and bespoke procurement methods.
  • Building and maintaining supplier relationships and negotiating supplier agreements.
  • Identifying priority suppliers and initiating business and organisation partnerships.
  • Maintaining awareness of risk management for supply contracts and agreements.

What you will need to succeed

We are looking for someone who believes in working together as part of a team, who shares their values and has a positive attitude. You will need to demonstrate the below capabilities:

  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience in public sector procurement, especially surrounding the delivery of above OJEU works and service contracts.
  • Advanced stakeholder management and influencing skills, advanced knowledge of forms of contract, as well as an ability to deliver parallel projects to constricted timescales.
  • Demonstrate procurement experience within the Public/Charitable/Not-For-Profit Sectors.
  • Experience of delivering large scale/high value development and/or repairs & maintenance procurements.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrable experience of leading on a range of successful OJEU procurements utilising a range of procedures i.e. open, restricted, competitive procedure with negotiation, etc.
  • In depth knowledge of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and abreast of forthcoming changes as a result of Brexit.
  • A good understanding and demonstrable experience of using the most common forms of contract, such as, NEC, JCT, TPC, etc.
  • Proven ability to identify cost saving opportunities through well-developed spend analysis and category management skills.
  • Well-developed relationship management and influencing skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with stakeholders at all levels of seniority.
  • Strong literacy, numeracy skills and the ability to produce high quality written reports and procurement strategies that are tailored to the recipient.
  • Self-motivated, assertive and confident.
  • Experience of negotiating formally and informally.
  • Experience of using e-procurement, especially e-tendering software/system

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