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Procurement Manager

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY

Procurement Management

  • Support the development and continued improvement of comprehensive procurement strategy, policy and processes. Provide expert advice and guidance on the implementation of such to the various project teams involved in the Programmes – both centrally in Belfast and London, and also to the Partners teams based globally. Ensure that implementation complies with client requirements and procurement best practice.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the procurement and contracting activity undertaken by the small procurement team. Proactively work with the team to monitor and enhance procurement performance, value for money, risk analysis and evaluation of procurement policy and processes. Ensure procurements are undertaken transparently, robustly and with full accountability to our clients and suppliers.
  • Provide day to day troubleshooting and advice on procurement issues, ensuring procurement routes are tailored to each projects’ needs and requirements. Provide innovative solutions for projects with more complex needs to maximise the effectiveness of the procurement team.
  • Engage effectively with the PwC Risk, Quality and Compliance teams in dealing with a range of issues, including legal and contractual, as they arise.
  • Counsel, assist and direct junior Procurement Officers in accomplishing the project procurement objectives. Identify, develop and implement training to enable staff to more efficiently and effectively perform assigned functions. Encourage and promote innovation in obtaining procurement objectives

    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

    Essential

  • Strong procurement and contracting skills gained through at least 4 years of procurement experience, including the procurement of consultancy services of up to £500,000.
  • Working knowledge of Government and European public procurement processes and procedures
  • Experience of managing technical assistance projects including how to structure and implement effective project plans and budgets, the analysis of issues, and the creation and implementation of solutions.
  • Strong relationship building skills with varied stakeholders from the private and public sectors. Effective and well developed negotiating, influencing and communication skills demonstrated by recent experience of working with national government agencies, learning providers and professional services and consultancy suppliers.
  • Experience of successfully leading, managing and motivating a small team
  • Highly desirable

  • Experience of working within large and complex global programmes, including multilateral organizations and bilateral donors.
  • Experience of, or an interest in, working with developing country clients and suppliers.
  • Thank you for taking the time to consider this job.

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    Abacus is a multi award-winning specialist recruitment agency based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Established in 2003, our qualified team has more than 90 years’ experience and can offer permanent, contract and temporary jobs in various professional sectors. We have won numerous contracts to supply to leading employers and new entrant firms within the markets of ICT, Legal, Accountancy, Sales, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, HR, Marketing and Engineering. Abacus is an Investor in People (IIP) employer and holds the REC Gold Audit for Recruitment Excellence.