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Contracts and Procurement Manager

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
27 June 2022
Closing date
10 July 2022
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£41,774 - £43,000 per annum
37.5 Per Week
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Do you thrive in getting exceptional value for money from your contract suppliers? Do you enjoy building relationships with external providers and internal teams to manage end-to-end procurement processes? Then we have a fantastic role for you.

We are hugely excited to be recruiting for a Contracts and Procurements Manager. This is a brand-new role in our organisation, where you will work across the entire charity from our Hospice to our network of retail shops, and everything in between

You will oversee the sourcing and purchasing of the best quality equipment, goods and services at competitive prices to help enable the charity to operate effectively. You will function as one of the key primary contacts for our charity suppliers and to work with and support, internal teams in preparing tenders, negotiating contract terms & deadlines and subsequent monitoring of agreed terms and SLA’s.

We will want the successful applicant to establish and manage internal procurement controls to ensure that a comprehensive, up to date repository of contracts is maintained and tender processes are initiated & executed in a timely, professional way.

This role offers the right candidate an amazing opportunity to make a real impact in an extraordinary children’s hospice. Being a new role, the successful candidate will have the chance to really make their mark through devising and implementing procurement processes, procedures and best practice to ensure compliance and consistency

Essential skills and experience for the role:

  • detailed practical knowledge of procurement and vendor selections processes.
  • experience of hands-on involvement in procurement processes within differing sectors.
  • good understanding of contractual documentation. The ability to read and interpret commercial contracts and to articulate changes to key elements, as necessary.
  • ability to work with, influence, negotiate and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally.
  • self-motivated and capable of working with numerous and wide-ranging types of suppliers and contractors.
  • financially and commercial astute, with clear budgeting and costing skills.
  • lateral thinker with the ability to put into practice innovative ideas and solutions.

This role is hybrid, with a mix of working in our Oxford office and from home. The role is full-time but 4 days per week would be considered as would condensed hours.

For further details please see the Job Description and if you have any questions about the role please email or call the Human Resources team on 01865 794749.

If you would like an informal chat about the role please contact Mark Stowe, Director of Finance and ICT via email on

The closing date for applications is midnight on 10th July 2022, interviews are scheduled to take place on 22nd July 2022.

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Staff working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value the benefits of a diverse workforce. We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community.

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