head of Procurement

Posted 6 months ago by Engage Transform Consultancy
Location London Job Type Full Time - Contract
Salary Up to £400.00 per annum Sector Accountancy

Job Title: Head of Procurement
Salary: £400 per day
Type: Interim 3 months
Location: London
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The Role
To develop and implement a comprehensive procurement strategy, appropriate for, and applicable to, the organisation as a whole, to achieve value for money, savings and other measurable benefits;

To provide advice on all procurement matters to the Executive Board, Procurement Board and key internal stakeholders;

To implement best practice procurement, and manage the Procurement team, ensuring that Procurement appropriately supports the delivery of key projects through the procurement gateway process.
Key Responsibilities includes:
Input and communication with stakeholders across the organisation, develop a 3-year Procurement Strategy, and develop a plan to roll this out across the organisation.

Work with managers across the organisation to ensure procurement is carried out in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, all relevant EU and UK legislation and Standing Orders, and in accordance with procurement best practice at all times.

Lead all major procurement activities (>£25,000) to ensure that they are compliant and conducted effectively, to both applicable legal requirements and organisational procedures.

Carry out tender evaluation exercises, where appropriate and necessary, including ensuring that the correct balance of qualitative and commercial considerations is in place to deliver value for money.
Provide support to staff for small scale purchases (<£25,000) in interpreting our policies and adopting standard procurement templates.

Ensure that all new contracts, optional extensions and renewals, where applicable, are awarded within the prescribed time scales and deadlines.

Understand the organisation's procurement, contracting and tendering priorities, and identify opportunities to aggregate Divisional spend in order to: achieve economies of scale and value for money; maintain consistent standards of delivery and ensure compliance with all regulations as appropriate.

Undertake regular (every 6 months) analysis of the organisation's historical procurement spend activity, and use this as a basis for developing, implementing and maintaining effective spend management.

Identify and agree with Finance organisational procurement savings targets, and present progress against target on a regular basis.
Taking the lead in recruitment and selection of new staff to the team. Developing performance targets for the work of the team, and monitoring team members' work to ensure that these are met.
Supporting staff by setting clear objectives and holding individual supervisions regularly. Ensuring good communication between staff by holding team meetings regularly, and additional briefings as necessary.

Inducting new staff and planning the continuing development of existing staff on the basis of an annual appraisal.Managing the workload of the team to ensure that adequate cover is provided at all times.
Ensuring the health and safety of team members. This will include implementing procedures for office safety and use of computer equipment. Defining (and reviewing from time to time) the roles of staff to ensure these support the function's aims and objectives. Operating the Organisational disciplinary and grievance procedures where necessary.

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