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NRS Procurement And Contract Services Portfolio Manager

Job summary

Salary
C1: £47,504 - £59,229
Location
Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
28 November 2019 at midnight
Reference
IRC73208 E3
Employment Type
Permanent Employee



This post is being advertised on behalf of National Records of Scotland.

National Records of Scotland is a distinct legal entity and staff joining from other organisations will be issued with a new contract of employment. National Records of Scotland is a Non-Ministerial Office, which is part of the Scottish Administration, employing staff on Scottish Government Main terms and conditions and pay arrangements. For more information please contact Jay Pearce on jason.pearce@gov.scot.

We are currently seeking applications for a NRS Procurement And Contract Services Portfolio Manager within the NRS Scotland based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

This post qualifies for the Procurement supplement, currently £4,250 pro rata.  Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market.  For staff not currently in receipt of the allowance it is payable after successful completion of the qualifying period, normally 9 months.  Pay supplements are subject to regular review.

We are recruiting for a Procurement And Contract Services Portfolio Manager in NRS Procurement.

NRS Procurement procures contracts for NRS, leading on the range of procurement and commercial activities covering the full end to end procurement process across very diverse business areas.

The post holder will work to the NRS Chief Purchasing Officer and will have direct line management of 2 Senior Procurement Specialists (B3) and a Contract Manager (B3). The business area also consists of 1 B2 Procurement Specialist and 4 Procurement Officers (A4) (excluding Census Programme Procurement & Contract Management team).

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1.  Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience of managing complex procurements with a strong working knowledge of public procurement and EU procurement legislation to deliver high quality outcomes timely and within budget and experience in strategic procurement techniques (including the ability to devise appropriate procurement strategies for very unique requirements).
2.  Relevant, demonstrable experience in contract and commercial management in public sector delivery, with demonstrable ability of strong judgement in commercial situations and experience in resolution of contractual disputes from the perspective of the client.
3.  Experience of building networks and partnerships and of developing strong relationships with a range of stakeholders and within complex stakeholder environments; influencing senior stakeholders to maximise value for money across procurement and contract management.
4. Experience of developing robust contracts and commercial agreements, for complex and diverse service requirements with ability to apply a range of contract management solutions and controls to ensure that risks are managed and mitigated.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Sue Barber who can be reached at sue.barber@nrscotland.gov.uk or 0131 314 4264.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 0131 244 9252 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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