Head of Procurement
The main duties and responsibilities of the job are:
Specific Procurement Responsibilities:
- Formulating, reviewing, implementing and monitoring the Assembly Commission’s corporate Procurement Policies and Guidance, ensuring compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015;
- Managing procurement projects of high value and risk. As a minimum this will include all procurements of a value greater than that stated in the corporate Procurement Policies and Guidance (currently £30k);
- Ensuring procurement issues are highlighted and considered for all strategic decisions; and
- Taking responsibility for the achievement of procurement related Value for Money contribution to Assembly Commission spend.
Management of the Procurement Office:
- Leading, managing and supporting the development of Procurement Office staff including conducting performance conversations;
- Ensuring there is an emphasis on continuous learning and professional development of Procurement Office staff;
- Managing the Procurement Plan and allocating projects to Procurement Managers; and
- Managing the Procurement Office in order to maintain continuous improvement of service levels and standards including determining, bidding for, controlling and evaluating effective use of Assembly Commission resources.
Provision of advice, guidance and information:
- Developing and providing specialist procurement advice and/or services to the Assembly Commission;
- Providing assurance to the Director of Legal, Governance and Research Services and to senior management that all procurement projects are being managed to the expected standards and targets;
- Presenting and leading the dissemination of procurement information to external bodies;
- Promoting staff awareness of procurement procedures, policies and developments;
- Developing good supplier management and contract management guidance; and
- Producing high quality written material, which may include papers to the Assembly Commission; reports to senior staff; tender documentation; contracts; recommendations to clients; records of negotiations or reports of de-briefing unsuccessful tenders.
- Complying with all of the Assembly Commission’s staff policies and procedures including Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work policies and procedures and all mandatory training requirements;
- Managing information and records in accordance with established policies and statutory requirements; and
- Carrying out such other duties as the Assembly Commission reasonably requires.