Job Description

£241 - £291/hour PAYE/Umbrella

Purchasing and Contracts Manager

A 6 months+ contract opportunity for a Purchasing Contracts Manager has arisen with the local authorities in Oxford.The job purpose is to support the Council in delivering its Commercial Vision by carrying out the efficient and effective procurement of the Council's c£180m p.a. direct spend on non-care related goods and services.Producing, where appropriate, category plans that address all aspects of strategic sourcing of non-care related goods and services including identification of savings, supplier leverage and rationalisation. Executing the procurement aspects of those plans in a way that supports delivery of the Council's Commercial Vision and achieves value for money for the Council. Undertaking a lead commercial role in the Analyse stage (proposition and options development) and Plan stage (business case development) of the Council's procurement and commissioning cycle. Developing supply market knowledge across the Council's direct spend categories of non-care related goods and services while executing the tender process in accordance with the Council's Contract Procedure Rules.Skills and Experience:MCIPS or working towards.
Understanding of public procurement legislation.
Procurement project experience
FM/ Property and Construction procurement experience desirable.Hours of work are 9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week.To apply please send your CV or email for more information