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Procurement Manager

Job description

Procurement Manager, Corporate Services Division

Duties of the Job:

Lead, co-ordinate and deliver a wide range of effective procurement programmes covering a broad range of goods and services

  • Prepare the Council’s Corporate Procurement Plan.
  • Manage and maintain contract and procurement databases.
  • Develop and manage delivery of full life cycle tender competitions across a wide variety of individual and framework, services and goods contracts.
  • Interface with suppliers and staff to ensure efficient account management of purchasing controls leads to adequate service levels, contract management and value for money.
  • Provide professional procurement advice and consultation to senior managers and departments.
  • Develop procurement strategies, processes, and systems that provide appropriate governance and controls.
  • Deliver cost reductions through the implementation of modern and professional strategic purchasing techniques ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Lead and establish as appropriate evaluation teams and/or stakeholder groups to ensure activities are conducted in line with Irish and EU Procedures.
  • Ensure implementation of any audit recommendations.
  • Provide support to the Director of Corporate Services.
  • Other ad hoc duties that may arise within the broader Finance/ Purchasing remits.

Qualifications and Experience of the job: 

  • A recognised qualification in public procurement (or a commitment to work towards a qualification).
  • A minimum of 4 years recent experience in Public Procurement.
  • Possess the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role.
  • Experience of working with an Enterprise Resource Planning System (SAP) or similar is desirable.
  • Experience of running full life cycle tender competitions.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of managing contract negotiations with suppliers and customers.
  • Excellent administrative and high level of proven IT skills.

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