Procurement Manager – Fixed-Term Contract for Maternity Cover

Location: Croydon Head Office with remote working

Salary: £55,500 – £60,000 per annum + Civil Service Pension and other excellent benefits

Tenure: 14 months fixed-term contract

Position Type: Full-Time or Part-Time minimum 4 days per week

Our client protects millions of people in the UK who belong to defined benefit pension schemes. Their members rely on them to look after their pensions if their employers collapse and the pension schemes cannot afford to pay what they promised.

They’re looking for a Procurement Manager to undertake all aspects of the procurement process from understanding the requirements through to contract award.

The role will report into the Senior Commercial Manager and key responsibilities will include sourcing activity (primarily within their IT function) encompassing both new tenders and mini competitions leading to call-off from frameworks, ensuring all contract management aspects are addressed, providing market intelligence, soft market testing and benchmarking where required.

Interested applicants will be required to demonstrate their understanding of Public Contract Regulations including comprehensive working knowledge of public sector centralised buying groups and their framework use. Additionally, you’ll be able to lead end-to-end procurement projects (preferably IT procurements) including the development of procurement strategies, and be comfortable creating constructive stakeholder relationships with individuals from different disciplines and departments.

Finally, you’ll be proficient with eTendering tools and Management Information tools.

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In return for your skills, experience and commitment they’ll give you a challenging role within a business where you’ll get the support you need to develop your career.

You’ll also get an outstanding rewards package which includes a generous pension scheme, private medical insurance, health cash plan, critical illness insurance, volunteering leave, holiday trading and a discretionary bonus scheme.

They’ll also give you lots of opportunities for personal development and skills training.

Their Croydon office is just across the road from East Croydon station, which is around 15 minutes from Victoria or London Bridge, 10 minutes from Clapham Junction or half an hour from St Pancras.

They are a Disability Confident Leader, the highest accreditation under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you have a disability and meet the essential criteria for this role you will be guaranteed an interview.

They embrace diverse talent welcoming people with different beliefs, backgrounds and ways of working, and they aim to create an environment in which everyone can be themselves.

They are a flexible organisation and welcome the opportunity to talk about what arrangements may work best for you.

No agencies please.

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