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Head Of Procurement (Assistant Principal Officer)


The Courts Service


Smithfield, Dublin


Role and Responsibilities:   • Develop, align and implement strategic sourcing strategies appropriate to their goods and services to ensure maximum value for money. • Implement multi annual procurement plans to deliver on the objectives and actions outlined in the corporate strategy and modernisation programme  • Establish a best practice fit for purpose procurement organisation in order to build capacity and capability in procurement.  • Oversee and coordinate all procurement activities for the Courts Service, the sim of which is to provide central oversight and performance measurement  • Oversee procurement across the Service for goods and service from RFT publication, evaluation process, contract signing and contract management.  • Lead negotiation on pricing, contract term and conditions, commercial models, risks and issue resolution. • Put in place up-to-date best practice contract management principals. • Implement best procurement practices to drive value and reduce risks while sourcing, contracting and negotiating commercially optimal deals  • Analyse spend and identify opportunities for increasing value for money and cost savings. • Evaluate, own and mitigate supplier risks. • Drive supplier delivery of commercial and contractual commitments. • Build strong supplier relationships. • Liaise and collaborate with the OGP to develop shared contracts. • Develop comprehensive procurement policies and procedures to assure procurement is carried out appropriately and in line with legislation, best practice and value for money. • Dissemination and communication of Office of Government Procurement (OGP) guidelines and circulars. • Ensure recommendations in Internal Audit Reports, which are applicable to procurement are implemented in a timely manner. • Respond to freedom of information requests and parliamentary questions relating to Procurement.  • Develop performance metrics and reporting framework to include reports for Senior Management Team and Audit & Risk Committee.     Please refer to the Information Booklet located on for more information on this position.   To apply please send a CV and Covering Letter to by 12:00 noon on Friday, 6th of November, 2020:      Application details/procedure:       Closing date: 12pm 06/11/2020.       Please note that this advertisement is being hosted by the Public Appointments Service on The Public Appointments Service has no involvement in, or responsibility for, the recruitment and selection process or the terms and conditions which relate to this post.  .

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