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Bright and motivated senior procurement professional, committed to delivering results of the highest quality and at an efficient pace. Proven ability to conduct complex procurements from start to finish and contract manage existing arrangements to realise actual savings and efficiencies.
I have experience with establishing and utilising complex framework agreements within Local Government, proven competence and familiarity with OJEU processes and an ample commercial aptitude.
JOB TITLE: Contracts & Procurement Specialist
INDUSTRY: Government & Public Sector
CATEGORY: HR - Generalist
CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior
PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other
Contracts & Procurement Specialist
Oxford City Council
May 2014 - Present
At Oxford City Council I undertake the Council’s procurement activities in line with the EU regulations and the constitution of the organisation, leading on high value projects from the strategic scoping of the requirement, soft market testing, to conducting the tender process, negotiations and contract management across a variety of categories ranging from construction, professional services, energy and IT.
As well as reactively supporting the business needs across all categories I am a Procurement Business Partner for the Communities service area, where I have been building a positive profile with colleagues through proactively providing specialist procurement advice at project board and senior management meetings. In addition to this engaging and educating end users, providing procurement training and project support.
Contributing to the strategic and commercial development of the Contracts & Procurement Team, I have developed a procurement toolkit with colleagues, which is used to promote self-sufficiency throughout the organisation. I continue to help shape the organisations procurement policy and practices through re-writing the Councils standard terms and conditions to comply with the new Public Contract Regulations and developing commercial opportunities for the team.
Southampton Solent University
HNC of Business Management & Entrepreneurship
2008 - 2011