Interim Senior Procurement Officer/Buyer

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Interim Senior Procurement Officer/Buyer
Contract / Temporary
PSR JP00013430
  • Pay Rate: Up to £430 per day pay range, subject to IR35 status
  • Hours per Week: 37
  • 6 months
  • Lincoln
What's involved with this role:

Core day to day duties:

You will be responsible for leading the contracting cycle for a portfolio of contracts including Acute Contracts, Community Contracts and Mental Health Contracts.

This will include managing the relationships with customers, ensuring that their commissioning intentions are developed, understood and translated into robust contracts and the performance management and reporting of contract performance across the dimensions of activity, cost, performance and service delivery.

You will be responsible for overseeing contract management of a large number of medium and smaller contracts.

You will manage the interaction with providers at a senior level; ensuring that customers are supported to lead successful commissioning of providers.

You will support the development of the contracting function within Lincolnshire; through establishing the contracting database, developing efficiencies, improved working processes and practices and supporting the Head of Contracting in managing the relationship with the Bodies at all levels.

You will lead a team of contract staff; ensuring that they are developed and supported to undertake their roles to the best of their ability.

Key skills:

  • You will act as a point of technical expertise for specific contracts.
  • You will also act as the link person to specific customers and bodies;
  • Maintaining an overview of the contact development, performance and risk management for all contracts to which the bodies are party.You will work closely with colleagues in information, procurement, service re-design and quality teams, together with colleagues in bodies;
  • providing input, influence and direction relevant to the successful completion of your role.
  • Excellent understanding of health standard contract, health Tariff, contract negotiations, challenges and provider management
  • Screening & Selection Details

Previous authority experience required:
Health experience is strongly desirable but not essential, local government and council

Required qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Significant experience of understanding PbR and financial structures of health contracts
  • Significant experience of leading negotiation of complex contracts and agreements with multiple stake holders
  • Significant experience of supporting clinicians to develop and deliver commissioning intentions and change programmes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – influencing, negotiating and communication (verbal and written) across all levels both internal and external.
  • Ability to produce reports and present highly complex information and concepts to a variety of audiences.
  • Detailed knowledge of health Standard Contract

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  1. Your address (including post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Additional Requirements:
    • BPSS - security clearance

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Job Ref: PSR JP00013430
Interim Senior Procurement Officer/Buyer
Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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