Job Description


Procurement Specialist

Sellick Partnership are currently assisting in the recruitment of a Procurement Specialist for a large Public Sector organisation based in the North East.Working simultaneously across multiple stakeholder organisations providing specialist procurement and commercial advice and guidance, and to undertake procurement activity to deliver the cost reduction programmes within each of the stakeholders organisations.Key responsibilities:* Support the development of productive and influenceable relationships with clients in allocated spend areas within the stakeholder organisations
* Undertake focused spend analysis within allocated spend areas to identify procurement and commercial opportunities across stakeholder organisations to ensure consistent contribution to the Procurement and Commercial work programme
* Undertake procurement projects, including planning and developing procurement/commercial options as required by the stakeholder organisations
* Manage a multiple number of these procurement projects at the same time, each lasting several months and involving the interpretation of complex and varied sources of quantitative and qualitative information
* Undertake a range of key supplier/provider reviews, appropriate to allocated spend portfolio with stakeholder contract managers
* Support spend review groups within allocated spend areas (across stakeholder organisations where possible) to support the identification of procurement and commercial opportunities for cost reduction or income generation
* To support the Senior Procurement Specialist in negotiations on a range of differing types and value of contracts in sometimes challenging, conflicting and sensitive environments, including pricing structures, performance mechanisms, commercial transfer issues, conditions of sale and warranties
* Work in an integrated management style across multiple organisations with often different customs and practices, and will be required to foster close and effective working relationships with other senior managers across these organisations
* To provide consistent, legally compliant and often complex procurement and commercial advice and guidance to the senior managers, operational managers and clinicians in the Stakeholder organisations to assist decision making
* Attend regional meetings and be the nominated lead for the Procurement Shared Service in regional or national procurement forums as required
* Production of key performance indicators in allocated area of spend and responsibility
* To deputise for the Senior Procurement Specialist as requiredEssential Experience:* High level of education
* Relevant professional qualification (CIPS)
* Detailed specialist working knowledge and understanding of relevant public sector procurement legislations, regulations and professional best practice
* Knowledge and understanding of current public sector procurement issues and challenges across a range of organisation type i.e. NHS and Local Government
* Experience of managing multiple projects of varying degrees of complexity to a successful outcome
* Record of delivery of commercial cost improvement initiatives with a strong understanding of the constraints of the public sectorIf this position is of interest please apply, or contact Adam Burgess at Sellick Partnership.Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultant boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.Please note our advertisements use years’ experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role