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Supply Chain Specialist

Posted 23 January by Reed Procurement & Supply Chain Featured Ended
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An opportunity has arisen within a council based in east london for a Supply Chain Specialist in an award winning team to be responsible for supporting the council’s category management approach to procurement, ensuring that it procures its goods, services and works in a cost effective and efficient manner through providing commercial expertise and specialist market knowledge.

You would be responsible for providing strategic leadership on the performance management of a portfolio of allocated contracts, including managing change and service development / improvement, the timely and accurate preparation and presentation of reports to various governance boards, alongside providing support for junior staff, where appropriate.

Your Key responsibilities

This role will involve engaging with internal and external stakeholders at all levels in developing and implementing sourcing, procurement and contract management strategies, leading on high value complex procurement projects, providing procurement expertise throughout the commissioning framework, negotiating with and developing third party providers.

• Support the Head of Supply Chain in developing and managing a category management approach to procurement.
• Provide support, advice and guidance to managers, and lead on aspects of the commissioning framework including market and supplier development and analysis, options appraisal, tender process, evaluation data analysis and negotiation to ensure contracts are delivered on time and deliver savings within a best practice framework.
• Plan and ensure service delivery of contracts within a complex / diverse environment.
• Manage responses to complex professional or politically sensitive issues within the area of responsibility.
• Advise Heads of Service, Directors, Strategic Directors, Members and others on issues relevant to the service area. Provide professional challenge and advice to colleagues, managers and partner organisations including operational contract managers.
• Prepare and present a full range of reports (both standard and non-standard) covering area of responsibility.

Working as part of a cross functional team, the successful candidate will understand the importance of effective procurement in an organisation and have the ability to clarify changing requirements, identify, recommend and support the development and delivery of service and contractual improvements.



What you need to suceed,

Experience in the social care procurement (essential)
• Experience of developing and successfully delivering sourcing, procurement and / or contract management strategies; realising cashable savings.
• Delivering projects on time and to budget using a structured methodology e.g. PRinCE2
• Significant experience of the range of public procurement procedures including Competitive Dialogue.
• Substantial relevant experience in contract/performance monitoring/management of service related contracts
• Expert knowledge and understanding of the systems, policies, procedures, professional guidelines, legislation, best practice and emerging developments within the scope of the service area.
• Experience in assessing the impact of / requirements for change and developing appropriate strategic responses.
• Good ICT skills including Microsoft applications and specialist systems.
• Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.

Indicative Qualifications
• Degree or equivalent or vocational qualification in relevant subject or area
• Relevant professional qualification – MCIPS / IACCM (desirable)

What you will get in return
The salary for this post is £ 42,876 - £45,666 per annum
Including other amazing benefits like
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• Car parking:
• Season ticket / travel card loans:
• Employee credit union:
• Benefits scheme :
• Mileage allowances:
• Occupational Sick Pay : :
• Maternity Leave and Occupational Maternity Pay:
• Maternity Support Leave:
• Flexible Working:
• Pension Scheme The Council operates a defined benefit Pension scheme:

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