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Procurement and Contract Manager - £45,000 per annum

Salary Description:
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Public Sector Jobs
Supply Chain / Procurement
East Anglia
Location Description:
Chelmsford, Essex
23rd February 2021
Start Date:
1st Executive
Job Ref:

Procurement and Contract Manager - £45,000 per annum - Essex

A great opportunity to work with a leading Public Sector organisation based in Essex.

The Procurement and Contract Manager will work with a variety of stakeholders across the organisation in order to build good relationships and understand requirements for goods and services. The Procurement and Contract Manager will also look to develop a strategy for each spend area and actively manage suppliers and their contracts.


* Lead the development, maintenance and implementation of category strategies
* Collaborate with internal stakeholders and manage suppliers to ensure they consistently achieve the performance standards set out in contracts
* Take a proactive approach to identifying and investigating contractual, commercial and market risks to ensure continuity of supply
* Operate a continuous improvement approach to identify and deliver on-going changes whilst also leading the negotiation of commercial and contractual changes to ensure they consistently meet business requirements
* Lead major projects and tenders, ensuring all sourcing activity fully complies with appropriate legislation and regulation whilst also complying with organisation policies
* Provide support and advice to stakeholders regarding any contractual or procurement matters.
* Support the adoption of best practice approaches with the aim of ensuring that the Procurement function is seen as 'best in class'.

The right person will have

* Knowledge of category management and experience of working in a complex commercial environment
* A track record of managing multi-million pound strategic contracts in business critical environments.
* Experience of delivering continuous improvements in large, strategic arrangements with evidence of generating significant cost and service benefits.
* Extensive knowledge of public sector procurement law with an ability to explain the law to non-procurement staff and find pragmatic solutions to potential legal difficulties.
* Comprehensive negotiating skills and experience of working in a political environment and skilled in understanding and responding to different perspectives.

To find out more about the role please contact me on 01483 213302 or email at

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