Contracts Team Leader – Procurement

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Contracts Team Leader – Procurement
Interim Position

WNC (HQ) WNC 14431

Posted: 13th September 2023 10:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £22.34 per hour PAYE, depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Northamptonshire,

    NN1 1ED

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Interim Contracts Team Leader – Procurement

Reference no:  WNC (HQ) WNC 14431

Pay Rate: up to £22.34 per hour PAYE, depending on experience

35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: Northamptonshire

The post-holder will be responsible for leading and managing a team of Contract Analysts to ensure development and business as usual activities relating to DTI (Digital Technology and innovation) contract management, is undertaken in an efficient and disciplined manner. Maintain a focused support service to the contract owners and colleagues in Finance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing training and guidance and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Ensure the team have the information they need to effectively support budget and contract owners, improving service quality.
  • Maintain and monitor adherence to a documented delivery schedule for daily, weekly and monthly tasks.
  • Provide good quality, responsive support to contract and budget owners as well as suppliers in relation to incidents and requests.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely resolution of issues through effective communication and collaboration with other departments
  • Provide advice and support in relation to procurement process
  • Develop and maintain monitoring reports to identify, rectify and prevent data entry errors such as incomplete records, duplicates and missing values.
  • Support the team to follow best practices for data entry to ensure data is input correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Develop and prepare performance management reports for senior stakeholders.
  • Report on contract spend, review performance and present results.
  • Ensure adequate business process documentation is provided to support the activities of the team.
  • Provide financial management data on forecast contract costs to Finance Business Partners and Senior Management in relation to current and future years.
  • Provide and maintain a complete picture of DTI contracts and a roadmap of upcoming renewals.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via job[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.


Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Degree in a Business Administration or equivalent qualification or proven relevant work experience.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Contract Management qualification or relevant experience.
  • Financial /Budget management qualification or relevant experience.



  • Previous experience in managing stakeholder relationships with internal and external partners to create conditions for successful partnership working.
  • Experience of data analysis to problem solve complex process and systems problems.
  • Experience of managing a team in a support and development role.
  • Experience of financial and budget management to support accurate forecasting


  • Knowledge of project management and project delivery.
  • Experience of managing all stages of the software development lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of contract management and procurement processes within a Local Authority environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Office 365 applications Essential A, I
  • Knowledge of data management principles, including data governance, data quality, data integration, data modelling, and data lifecycle management.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a team of skilled Contract professionals.
  • Demonstrate effective use of Office 365 with an excellent
  • understanding of Excel and the use of spreadsheets to manage and use data.
  • Ability to identify suitable and innovative problem-solving solutions to meet the needs of the business, whilst managing
  • Ability to analyse information and identify potential errors and
  • inconsistencies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence, negotiate and persuade people effectively within cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to set up systems for tracking work, prioritising, SLAs, balancing competing demands and delivering within SLAs and meeting KPIs.
  • Able to work independently and take appropriate actions without direction or instruction from others and as part of a team


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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Job Ref: WNC (HQ) WNC 14431
Contracts Team Leader – Procurement
Client Category: Local Authority

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