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Procurement and Business Services Lead

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.

As a Member First organisation we are determined and ambitious in our approach to proactive procurement. We are therefore looking to attract a procurement professional who can embed world class supplier relationship management whilst ensuring an efficient and effective operating model which minimises cost and maximises financial sustainability without compromising member experience.

Reporting to the CFO and as a key member of the Finance Leadership team, the Procurement and Business Services Lead will drive a sustainable and adaptable procurement and facilities strategy across MPS that delivers compliance, continuous improvement and value for money both in the UK and internationally.

Role Responsibility

  • Lead  the Procurement and business services team to deliver on  a  programme  of  agreed  strategic  procurement  projects  across  MPS Group aligned to business strategy, supporting the financial security of the membership fund whilst enabling sustainable growth.
  • Set out category management objectives and develop contract management protocols and performance metrics across the Organisation.
  • Aligned with agreed strategic procurement projects, develop new and maintain existing supplier relationships in order to deliver the best value for money for MPS alongside the identification of key supplier relationships and take a lead role in major negotiations.
  • Work  with  managers  across  the  organisation  to  ensure  best  procurement  solutions  are achieved and ensuring that procurement is conducted in compliance with all relevant UK and International legislation.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Leadership role within a procurement function.
  • CIPS/MCIPS qualification (or equivalent) preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of EU and UK procurement legislation, supplier and contract management
  • Strong  performer  with  previous senior experience  within  Procurement  &  Strategic  Sourcing and Facilities,  delivering significant commercial and process benefits.
  • Experience  of  formulating  procurement and supplier management  policies  and  driving  a  more  commercial  approach throughout the organisation.
  • Proven track record in all aspects of the procurement lifecycle including contract negotiation and supplier selection.
  • Experience in leading a Facilities function  (In house or outsourced)
 

Package Description

  • Car allowance of £4670
  • 12% company pension contribution (3% from the individual)
  • Annual bonus scheme up to 15% (for permanent roles)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Care Cash Plan
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

About the Company

We strive to be much more than a last line of defence by being at our members’ side at every step, offering support, advice and world-class defence. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.


We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.

Medical Protection Society

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