View Vacancy - MNL - Regional Procurement Lead (Sourcing Specialist), B3 (L)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job:

To work as part of the Regional Procurement Team in Manila handling procurement requirements for Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa regions. Working with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders on all aspects of Procurement delivery, review, monitoring and reporting. Assist the Regional Procurement Head along with other Procurement Leads in the day-to-day delivery.

This position is based in Manila as part of the overall Regional Corporate Services Hub. Working hours will reflect the customer needs across the regions.

Roles and responsibilities:

Delivery of Regional Procurement Projects with lifetime value exceeding £25,000 - 60%

  • Managing the contract tender process of various procurement/contract-related goods, services or work projects, including sourcing of suppliers, input and agreement of specification, preparation of tender documentation, deciding on and running the most appropriate route to market; i.e. Invitations to Tender (ITT), Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotations (RFQ) and other suitable procurement routes, liaison and coordination with suppliers to clarify requirements, coordination and evaluation of bids, seek appropriate approval, agreement of contracts and management and closure of contracts, ensuring that they meet legal, audit, HM Treasury and Cabinet Office requirements.

Identifying Regional Opportunities - 20%

  • To work closely with colleagues at UK’s Embassies and Consulates in the region and Procurement Category Teams in the UK to deliver Procurement activity to a standardised process, proactively seeking opportunities to buy efficiently through common procurement routes or approaches to market and opportunities to aggregate requirements across Posts and other government partners.

Supplier and Contract Management - 10%

  • To review, report and manage contract and framework use in the region, to act as the Supplier Relationship Manager where appropriate for regional suppliers including resolution of contractual disputes, taking appropriate action to protect the FCO’s interest.  Building contract management capability amongst stakeholders.

Stakeholder / Account Management - 10%

  • Act as Account Manager for procurement related activites for your assigned countries.  Stakeholder engagement and management is critical in order to draw out and develop procurement specifications, procurement routes and evaluate bids in a collaborative manner.

  • Strategic Sourcing & Tendering Experience; including end to end procurement and category management
  • Customer Engagement / Dealing with Stakeholders at different levels within the organisation
  • BS degree in business management/finance related course or equivalent experience
  • Working in a multinational environment across multiple time zones
  • Contract Management Experience
  • CIPS Level 4 or equivalent qualification from other Professional Procurement Organisations
  • Project Management Experience
Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
21 January 2020
B3 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
Asia Pacific
British Embassy
24 February 2020

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Continual professional development through CIPS certification up to MCIPS
  • Potential for travelling to assigned countries depending on business need

The British Embassy offers a competitive compensation package, 36-hour work week, guaranteed 13th and 14th month pay, 20 days paid annual leave (calculated on Pro-rata basis if joined after 1 January), generous medical insurance, life insurance and access to a guaranteed 5 days of learning opportunities a year. 

Due to the geographical spread of the customer base, the job holder will need to maintain a fairly rigid working pattern so that customers know when they are available, however a certain level of flexibility around start and finish time may be possible upon prior agreement with the Line Manager

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have work authorisation for the Philippines in order to apply.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy Manila is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Philippine employment law.

Candidates are expected to have a valid NBI Clearance.

All applications must be received before 23:55 Manila time on the specified application deadline.

Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information requested. We regret to advise that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core competencies listed above. 

The successful candidate should be able to start as soon as possible subject to successful pre-employment/security clearance. 

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This opportunity is closed to applications.