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Procurement Business Partner - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom,

Procurement Business Partner
6 month contract

I am currently working with public sector clients who are looking to bring in a Procurement Business Partner. The client is looking for a candidate who is CIPS qualified, has commercial and public sector experience and has the ability to hit the ground running. Strong communication and negotiation skills required, with stakeholder management a key in the role.
Main purpose of the job
To provide a comprehensive, business focussed procurement and commercial service, ensuring that best value for money is achieved

To act as Procurement Expert and Advisor for the business. Located within the business, build and maintain relationships with business management and operational teams influencing procurement strategy and decision making
To lead multi-discipline teams to deliver effective contracts and to design new commercial arrangements taking into consideration business requirements and risks
To be responsible for managing the negotiation, planning and placing of contracts
To participate in an evolution strategy for Procurement delivering increased benefits by working with colleagues, staff, suppliers and other stakeholders to bring about improved value creation

Stakeholder Relationship Management
Effectively manage suppliers and contracts to sustain value throughout the life of contracts
To implement Category Management principles where appropriate. Research and understand markets in which the business operates.
To engage appropriate internal and external stakeholders to gain information and insight to support the development of strategic procurement
To develop Supplier Relationship Management strategy to facilitate improved performance and increased market knowledge. To develop a structure and programme for supplier engagement. Benchmark performance

Procurement Administration
To ensure compliance with European and UK legislation, Government and organisations policy
To ensure that appropriate and correct commercial contract documentation and conditions of contract are applied to protect the organisation
To be responsible for procedures to obtain procurement approvals and authorisations to ensure expenditure is well directed and in accordance with the organisations Policies.
To provide and deliver training on procurement procedures and policies.
To produce management information and reports

To act in accordance with the behaviours and values of the organisation
To manage your own performance to be accountable for meeting individual, team and corporate objectives
To act in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation and ensure propriety and regularity in the handling of public funds
To actively demonstrate the organisations customer service standards expected of your role
To comply with and contribute to the improvement of operational and team processes and procedures
To assist with the preparation and execution of the team's objectives, budgets and financial records
To identify opportunities and implement change leading to team development, system improvement and good value for money
To maintain and develop positive stakeholder relationships in order to promote the organisation and assist it to meet its objectives
To support research and development projects
To ensure that the organisation's statutory responsibilities are effectively discharged
To carry out any further reasonable requests from your line manager

Professionally qualified in Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
Relevant post qualification experience
Experience of managing and prioritising multiple procurement projects
Knowledge of Procurement best practice
Experience of Supplier Relationship Management
Good negotiation skills
Good knowledge of UK and EU legislation
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Able to quickly pick up and understand business requirements and markets.
Able to collaborate with external organisations to understand and benchmark against best practice.
Ability to deal with a varied and urgent workload

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