Procurement Contractor Leeds

Procurement Contractor Leeds

Our client is currently recruiting for a Procurement contractor for a 3 month contract based in Leeds (with a possible extension).

Procurement – Business Partner

Reference number: CIPHERD00183

Deadline date:27/06/2012

Contract value:£16,000 – £25,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Leeds

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Capita Resourcing


Description of the contract

Background Our client is currently recruiting for a Procurement contractor for a 3 month contract based in Leeds (with a possible extension). Main Duties/ Responsibilities You will have a solid procurement background and engage and develop relationships within departments, discuss the business needs and formulate a business pipeline. Outputs/ Deliverables to be achieved • Gain an in depth understanding of Directorate’s core business and to advise on the most effective commercial models that can deliver those requirements • To act as the first point of contact for procurement and commercial expertise for the client; fulfilling a role as a specialist business partner for all Directorates within the Department • To ensure that Directorates follow the Departmental and cross government efficiency measures • Provide advise on the management of existing agreements/ contracts for services, focusing on issue resolution but also developing a more proactive contract management offer to the business • Promoting the clients procurement policy and best practice ensuring compliance that mitigates risk • Provide appropriate benchmarking on costs and advise teams on budgets and projected costs • Work effectively with colleagues in the Procurement function, handing work over at the appropriate point in the project life-cycle Skills/ Experience Required • Experience of working with Senior Management to develop strategic commercial and procurement advice • An ability to develop sustained networks with key stakeholders internally and externally in order to develop relationship opportunities and maximise commercial opportunities • Established procurement as a central requirement for business planning creating and developing pipeline capability • Must be able to communicate effectively to educate and/advise stakeholders by improving compliance across the business • A thorough understanding of public procurement regulations and processes and experience in advising decision makers on the appropriate procurement routes to be utilised. • An ability to construct procurement strategies that lead to commercial outcomes that are effective and reflect the needs of stakeholders, • An ability to lead on high value, complex and strategically important procurement projects and manage the Procurement Support resources in the team to deliver key outputs • Healthcare experience is desirable. • It is highly desirable that you have commercial knowledge of contracting within the public sector. Formal Qualifications Required • Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent (e.g. MBA)




Classification of the contract

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Estimated length of contract: 75 Days


Who to contact

Contact name Sarah Prodywus

Organisation name Capita Resourcing

Address , SL6 1DP

Is outside UK No


Extension number:


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role then please copy and paste the following link into your browser: Capita is managing this Contract on behalf of the Client via an approved framework. All interested suppliers, companies and organisations please note; Capita Resourcing is the managed service provider and all contracts will be based on time and materials. Applications should be from the lead individual who is intending to complete the services including a full CV or experience profile which meets the described requirements. Please proceed to application: URL reference Contracts Finder on any application or correspondence. This contract is open for direct supply only, application from recruitment agencies will not be considered – If you would like to register to become a supplier to Capita Resourcing email your details to;