Contracts Specialist / Procurement Specialist

  • Permanent
  • Wiltshire, South West
  • Posted 13th September 2018
  • £42000 - £50000 per Annum + bonus, strong benefits package
  • Ref: SW1235
Contracts Specialist / Procurement Specialist
£42-50k + bonus + strong benefits package

My client is a forward thinking and ethically driven business looking to establish a Procurement function to address third party spend. As such they're looking to recruit a Contracts Specialist to contribute to the shaping of this and influence the strategy moving forwards. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong Contracts / Procurement experience, to make a difference.

You must have a strong technical contract / procurement background, with proven contract negotiation experience across T&C's with suppliers, being able to draft clauses/terms with limited Legal input. There is a great opportunity to develop and progress within the role / company.

Part of this role will involve advising and supporting colleagues who are performing their own procurement. Building key stakeholder relationships, utilising influencing skills and commercial understanding, you will assist them in applying procurement tools and processes to maximise value for money and enable better decision making.

The other part of the role is about executing strategic, complex procurement activities. This can be end to end procurement, from developing category strategies through to running tenders and negotiating contracts. You must be comfortable and have experience in drafting clauses in contracts and reviewing supplier qualifications with limited Legal input.

*Develop a procurement plan working closely with stakeholders across the business
*Identify cost saving opportunities and alternative solutions
*Lead on ITTs / RFPs, ensure ongoing communication with key stakeholders and highlight any risks
*Negotiate and review contracts, including legal terms, deliverables, commercials and performance incentivisation. Review contracts, identify where accountabilities of external parties are not being upheld, escalate as appropriate to key stakeholders
*Resolve disputes and share learnings with stakeholders
*Ensure procurement policies, procedure and templates are followed and update them when necessary
*Review spend reports to identify opportunities to optimise the supply base
*Report on all Procurement activities and share these with the wider business, highlight areas of risk and identify tangible solutions

*Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent
*Working towards or fully qualified MCIPS
*Producing market sector or category strategies
*Running RFPs/ITTs
*Drafting and reviewing contracts, including having had contract law training
*Negotiation skills
*Supplier performance management - setting KPIs, chairing review meetings, enacting performance improvement initiatives
*Self-motivated, driven, team player, problem solver, strong stakeholder relationship and management skills

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