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We are seeking to recruit a Procurement and Contracts Manager to join the ICC Belfast Team.

Main Purpose of Job

You are also responsible for the management of all contractors within BWUH Ltd, the implementation of procurement procedures for all contracts for BWUH Ltd and the management of any required tender processes. You must ensure that all contractors meet the goals and values of BWUH Ltd. You must promote a professional image of BWUH to our team, clients and stakeholders and conduct yourself professionally and with integrity at all times.

You will develop and manage all allocated contracts, working closely with the in-house teams to agree and control budgets whilst ensuring that the customers’ expectation of an event experience is exceeded.

You will be responsible for the development and management of the strategic sustainability project within BWUH Ltd.

To be accountable to the Operations Director of the BWUH for the following:

Summary of responsibilities & personal duties

  1.  Research, launch and manage tenders in accordance with BWUH Ltd procurement policies.
  2. To be responsible for the management of all allocated operational contracts. 
  3. Develop and manage SLAs/KPIs as required.
  4. Develop and monitor financial targets for all contractors.
  5. Develop, review, implement and monitor KPI’s/SLA’s as required.
  6. Oversee the allocation of resources supplied by outsourced providers to ensure they provide an economic, efficient and effective service.
  7. Ensure that the service provided by all contractors is to the highest standard in accordance with the world class venue.
  8. Fully utilise all business information systems at BWUH including VEMS to ensure that check lists are developed to ensure high standards of comms and documentation in relation to contractors and health and safety.
  9. Provide the Operations Director with accurate and up-to-date statistics and management information with regard to health and safety and contractors performance.
  10. Create and develop a culture of innovative, customer focused care within each partner, driven by best in class standards and at all times upholds the brand values of BWUH.
  11. To undertake other relevant duties as may be required.
  12. To undertake and document audits on all aspects of contractor performance and forward relevant reports as required.
  13. Supporting the Senior Management Team in quality and compliance in line with Legislation and with the policies of BWUH Ltd.
  14. To develop and manage a sustainability procedures for all contractors, clients and BWUH Ltd personnel and operations.

Person Specification:

Skills and attributes:

Applicants must have extensive supplier and contract management experience, with a high degree of contract and tender knowledge and a proven track record in purchasing or similar professional discipline, preferably in the hospitality industry.

Applications should have excellent communication skills to effectively contribute to and communicate the category strategy and influence at all levels to deliver savings.

In addition, applications must be able to assess and tailor information for relevant audiences pinpointing key messages and effectively presenting information in face to face situations and over the phone.

We’re looking for an individual who has an appetite to make a difference, step outside their comfort zone and maximise their strengths to add value to our growing business.

Core Competencies:

Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence they possess the following areas of competency:

Accounts and financial systems experience – the ability to managing contractors, projects, policies and standards for procurement across all departments.

Team Focus - the skills to lead, influence, and encourage others in sound financial/business decision making; demonstrating honesty/integrity and leading by example.

Organised with keen attention to detail – the ability produce accurate finance reports and deliver to deadlines as well as evaluate results and find solutions to challenges.

Ideas and openness – the ability engage with key stakeholders support them with purchasing and make sure they get the best quality and value for money.

Influencer and Negotiator – the ability to be a natural influencer and agree the best possible deals. Also the ability to build positive partnerships and use your negotiation skills with suppliers to secure contracts and agreements.

Flexibility – Flexible working is essential to this role due to the 24hr nature of the venue.

Essential Criteria:

Qualifications and experience

  1. At least three years’ experience of successfully directly managing contracts.
  2. At least two years’ experience of developing, managing and negotiating tenders for external contracts including developing and managing SLAs.
  3. One years’ experience of developing, implementing and managing sustainability systems within a similar size organisation.
  4. Strong organisational and time management skills.
  5. Flexibility and ability to work on own initiative.
  6. A passion for events and service and a hunger to deliver cutting edge and innovative solutions.
  7. The ability to manage in a diverse environment with a focus on client and customer service across all spectrums of BWUH Ltd.
  8. Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

Desirable Criteria:

Qualifications and experience

  1. Have a third level qualification in a relevant subject, Facilities Management, Hospitality Management or Business Management, or equivalent qualification or experience.
  2. At least two years experience of devloping health and safety systems and management of these policies.
  3. NEEBOSH qualification.
  4. Experience of multi-site or large site management within the event/managed services industry.
  5. Experiemce of managing cleaing, catering and security.
  6. In-depth knowledge of health and safety requirements specifically in entertainment/conference venues.

Short-listing Criteria:

BWUH Ltd reserves the right to short-list only those applicants who have demonstrated the appropriate level of experience as noted in the Job Description.

To Apply:

To apply for this post, please send a comprehensive CV that details your relevant qualifications, experience, and work history along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role and monitoring form to: 

hrinbox@waterfront.co.uk or post to Clare McCann, HR Facilitator, BWUH Ltd, Ulster Hall, 34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF.

Closing date for applications is Monday 25th February 2019 at 12 noon.

Please note that it is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure that their CV, Covering Letter and Monitoring Form are submitted by this closing date and time.

Short-listing, testing and interview dates

It is envisaged that the short-listing will take place on Monday 25th February 2019 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th March 2019.

BWUH Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

BWUH Ltd treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the organisations data protection policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in the BWUH applicants’ privacy notice, a copy of which is available on our website.