Interim Procurement Business Partner

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Interim Procurement Business Partner
Barnet, London
Interim Position

Barnet RQ642212

Posted: 27th July 2022 16:55
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  • Pay Rate:

    £28.46 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Barnet, London,

    N11 1NP

What's involved with this role:

Interim Procurement Business Partner

Job Ref: Barnet RQ642212

To work as part of a dynamic specialist Procurement team to deliver strategic procurement and lead on specific projects within a portfolio of projects/programmes. Where required, with support, to take a lead on delivering the end-to-end procurement process for routine procurements and/or lead specific policy/system/training initiatives. The post holder will use specialist category and procurement knowledge and expertise to produce and implement 3-5 year procurement strategies for assigned product/service areas of the strategic procurement plan and ensure that performance management systems and operating effectively to meet governance and achieve goals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Project manage and co-ordinate all activities, agencies, suppliers and personnel to successfully undertake a number of strategic and tactical sourcing projects, from initial scoping through to contract award.
  • Gather and analyse comprehensive data on products, services and suppliers to support portfolio and category analysis.
  • Manage high value strategic sourcing projects which impact on stakeholder organisations service delivery and beyond.
  • Establish the immediate and future procurement requirements of stakeholder organisations and produces strategies and solutions to these.
  • Identify and manage risk throughout the procurement process.
  • Maintain work-plan and contracts database to ensure it is always up to date and effective reports are available as and when required.
  • Deliver Cash Releasing Savings, Added Value Benefits and Value.
  • Undertake benefits tracking/compliance to monitor the levels of savings being achieved within the Council.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Relevant first degree, equivalent relevant vocational qualification, training or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Must have or be prepared to work towards the completion of becoming a Qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS).


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Knowledge of how an Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Income Management System and Accounting to Reporting processes work.
  • Knowledge of specialist information systems and contract management systems by producing reports using multiple criteria and extract and reuse data in Microsoft Office products, data maintenance and manipulation.
  • Procurement, tendering and contract management experience.
  • Extensive experience of competitive tenders/quotations.
  • Reviewing and negotiating with suppliers and stakeholders across an organisation and a track record of achieving cost reductions and cost avoidance
  • A working knowledge of contract law.
  • Managing projects to time and budget, using appropriate tools and methodologies
  • Demonstrable knowledge of public sector procurement.



  • Excellent verbal, written, presentational and numerical data analysis skills.
  • Understanding and ability to apply project management tools and techniques to procurement activities where appropriate.
  • Proven organisational skills within a Purchasing & Supplies environment.
  • Demonstrates developed influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  • Within a pre-determined framework, able to process work to ensure that it is delivered on time and to the agreed quality standards.


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

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your 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. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


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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Interim Procurement Business Partner
Client Category: Local Authority

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