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Contracts Officer- Public Sector

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Industry: Public Sector

Company: Interaction Recruitment

Location: London

Salary: £200 - £280/day

Contracts Officer- Public SectorDescription: Features of the role: -Act as an advisor and provide guidance -To manage suppliers in terms of contracts and capability -It will be a very dynamic role, not only "straight" procurement. -excellent communications across departments and to be able to oversee the training required. Desirable Skills Strong analytical skills Excellent communication skills; both oral and written Building constructive working relationships Improving Performance Knowledge of the GPS Centralisation of Common Goods and Services Agenda; IT Database skills Substantial Contract Management Skills and Experience Working knowledge of public sector procurement regulations. Engaging effectively with Stakeholders Experience of developing and implementing strategy Experience of supplier engagement and management Skills, Qualifications and Experience As the companies procurement centre we must ensure that contracts the department has in place are fit for purpose, meet requirements and deliver value. The department has a range of contracts (by type, value, strategic importance etc) some are owned centrally (e.g in Procurement Services) and others that are owned across the company by the various directorates and business units. This is a new post that is critical to the success of the companies Procurement Services implementing into workable contract management solutions that take account of the above variances. The role holder will have a procurement and contract management background, and ideally a track record of leading and motivating a team in a fast moving environment, whilst being able to manage complex relations between key stakeholders. Minimum skills requirement: Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS); or Core Competencies Core Civil Service Competencies (level 3) Seeing the Big Picture Collaborating and Partnering Achieving Commercial Outcomes Core Procurement Professional Skills Transition to contract and supplier relationship management (practitioner) Contract Administration (expert) Performance management (practitioner) Exit and Re-Procurement/closedown (expert) Key Relationships: Internal: Procurement Colleagues, Procurement Services Management Team, Business Stakeholders, Internal Audit. External: Government Procurement Service, Strategic Suppliers Team, Suppliers, ALBs (if required), * Comprehensive user guidance and tools including workshops/awareness/training sessions to increase contract management capability in the department for the identified contract management levels. * Assist in the Implementation DH Procurement Services contract management offering in DH, and to ALBs if and when required. * Undertake suitable contract monitoring responsibilities with identified key suppliers. * Engagement with key stakeholders to obtain their support and commitment to the principle of contract and supplier performance management. This will require the development and introduction of contract management tools to stakeholders across the Departments Directorates * Updating the Contracts Database for the DH and provide MI to the commercial team function within DH Procurement Services * Contract management and assurance processes for each of the identified contract management levels. * To manage and/or provide a contract management support function for core agreements across the Department. Ensuring that appropriate commercial advice is consistent with legal legislation requirements and that all governance requirements are applied. * To support and provide the management of key contracts either directly or indirectly within the Department and ALBs. This will involve contract review, performance and supplier management * To support the Contracts Manager in providing a commercial and procurement service to the Department and its ALBs * To support a development plan to improve contract management skills across the Department and its ALBs Role Purpose: To provide commercial expertise to contract management both directly to contracts managed by DH Procurement Services as well as supporting the business to manage their contracts more effectively. To develop a contract management training plan and its delivery To support the contract management framework, the role holder shall be required to produce processes, documents and tools to enable contract management to be embedded across the DH. These processes, tools and documents will need to be transferable to Arms Length Bodies (ALBs) if and when required. To ensure the Contracts Register is kept up to da

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