Senior Category Procurement Specialist - PFI Contracts Manager

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 3rd January 2019
  • £45000 - £47500 per Annum + flexible working, pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1240
Senior Category Procurement Specialist - PFI Contract Manager
Bristol
£45-47.5k (plus Market Pay Gap - up to 15% of basic salary DOE) + strong corporate benefits and flexible working

Role:
Act as the representative at all PFI contractual meetings including all regular, periodic and ad hoc performance/service review meeting. Engaging with representatives of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) as funders of the contracts and the differing Facilities Management (FM) contractors.

To ensure PFI contractual arrangements with partners are effective, deliver value for money and maximise the contribution that they make in supporting the achievement of the organisations vision and priorities. To agree, implement and maintain strong governance arrangements including performance monitoring arrangements and reporting processes in respect of the contract /partnership agreement between the organisation and the Contractors

Duties:
*Ensure Service providers deliver outcomes in line with contractual obligations
*Formally manage their performance via Payment Mechanism and Contract Performance Meetings
*Support the achievement of key contract performance standards, recognising key issues and priorities
*Align PFI contractual developments / performance to corporate procurement & commercial developments / goals
*Develop and promote corporate standard for Contract and Supplier Relationship Management
*Provide team leadership to a small PFI aligned team
*Contribute to the overall management of the Procurement Division
*To exercise the client role in monitoring activities carried out by the Partner/Contractor to meet the contractual obligations and deliver a high quality, efficient and effective service including management and reporting of risk
*Review contracts on an ongoing basis (including periodic reviews, e.g. Benchmarking / market testing) and re-negotiate any terms and conditions as necessary
*Responsible for preparing bi-annual reports, including for Members, on the performance of each PFI contract
*Monitor and analyse all financial aspects of contracts
*Focusing on Total Project Integration, to facilitate robust income and expenditure schedules, benchmarked data, agile and flexible resource for operational peaks and troughs, operating times, insurance, risk transfers, value for money and continuous improvement
*Responsibility for managing contract change and negotiation requirements in relation to the Project Agreement and/or Governing Body Agreement
*To progress dispute resolution issues through the contractual procedures, obtaining legal and technical advice, where necessary
*Ensure that financial, administrative, contractual and operational requirements are met
*To keep abreast of developments in relation to contract management and use information and technology to improve service delivery.
*Attend meetings with key stakeholders appropriate to areas of responsibility
*Produce information required for External Financial and Regulatory institutions in accordance with deadlines

Candidate:
*Extensive experience of managing PFI Contracts from a large public sector or SPV perspective at a senior level
*Experience of developing / sustaining effective and appropriate working relationships
*Experience of working with minimal direction using wide discretion and initiative without recourse to others
*A proven track record in contract negations at a senior level
*Excellent leadership skills, as well as being experienced in people and budget management
*Experience of constructively challenging to bring about improvement for an organisation
*Good understanding of the principles of contract and performance
*Effective communicator with strong influencing and negotiation skills

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