JOB TITLE: Procurement Director
LOCATION: Uppingham Rutland
HOURS: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours Per Week
This is a new role, created to lead strategy on the following:
(i)Catering contract worth £2.1m
(ii)cleaning and laundry
(iii)Operations-related procurement contracts
(iv)Procurement of £2.8 million of non-payroll purchases (excluding utilities, the £2.1m catering contract and building contracts managed by the Estates Department).
1.Contract catering: monitor the quality, nutritional balance, healthiness, KPIs and cost of the
School's £2.1 million catering contract with Caterers
This complex contract covers boarding house catering (pupils and staff); hospitality catering which
ranges from packed lunches for sports matches to high-end lunches and dinners; t tuck-shops used by pupils during lesson breaks; and catering for out-of-term commercial lettings.
(i)Manage the relationships, liaising over all pertinent matters
(ii)Manage the contract, including its VAT implications;
(iii)Liaise with users of the catering service to monitor quality and quantity:
School procurement: lead and advise the Bursar on the School strategy for non-payroll supplies worth c. £2.8 million (excluding utilities, the catering contract and
building contracts managed by the Estates Department).
(i)Cost-effective purchasing. The benefits of more cost-effective purchasing could include negotiated deals (lower costs, good service); approved suppliers; new suppliers sourced.
supplier performance reviewed; sector discounts
(ii)Efficient processes/systems. The benefits of an online purchase ordering system could include accelerating the purchase-to-pay process; ease of buying from approved suppliers; visibility of purchasing data (e.g. spend per supplier, per department, per product/service; no. of transactions; price; etc.); capped budgets; blocking non-approved suppliers; reduction in no. of transactions; environmental benefits of electronic systems; automatic reminders; etc.
The risks include non-integration with the school's account systems.
(iii)Benchmarking. Using benchmarking data from various sources, e.g. Bursarnet; Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply; Institute of Supply Chain Management.
4.Operations procurement and contract management: manage and regularly re-tender procurement contracts relevant to Operations, delegating to the Cleaning Manager as appropriate. Examples include cleaning materials; cleaning equipment; lease of laundry equipment; laundry cleaning; kitchen equipment supplies; 'gas drinking water; window cleaning; sanitary supplies; uniforms; PPE; etc.
Qualifications, skills and experience, personal qualities required
*Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or working towards chartered status
*Good honours degree desirable
Skills and experience:
*Significant experience of leading catering and cleaning operations at a senior level
*Senior experience of developing and implementing procurement strategies
*Extensive experience of implementing purchase ordering systems
*Highly capable negotiator
*Clear strategic planning and project management
*Skilled people manager
*Strong IT skills including scrutiny and analysis of data
*Strong communication and excellent teamwork
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