Procurement Manager

Job Description

Client:

Castlefield Recruitment are currently working with a College in Newcastle to recruit a Procurement Manager to join their team on a Permanent basis.

Duties will include:

  • Able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive, or contentious information where there may be barriers to communication or a requirement to achieve agreement, cooperation or provide reassurance
  • Responsible for market mapping, benchmarking and building up product portfolio knowledge
  • Skills in category management particularly within services, dealing with auditors and suppliers
  • Present complex, sensitive or contentious procurement information to large groups or differing stakeholder groups where challenge or resistance may exist e.g. formal presentations, representation at formal meetings
  • Ability to build and maintain a variety of constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent ability to exercise high levels of procurement diligence when assessing or preparing procurement documentation, especially when information is received from a variety of sources and may be conflicting

The successful candidate will be:

  • Educated to post graduate level or equivalent level of knowledge of working at a similar level in procurement
  • Specialist knowledge across a range of procedures and practices which require expertise within procurement underpinned by theoretical or practical procurement knowledge or experience
  • Have a strong understanding of OJEU processes
  • Experience in working on major procurement exercises
  • Evidence of continued professional development