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Procurement and Contract Manager - up to £48K

Procurement and Contract Manager - up to £48K

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    £40000 - £48000 per annum

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    Jessica Magashi

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Procurement and Contract Manager - £45,000 per annum

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

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 procurement 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