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PODD, Principal Corporate

Posting Date: 09-Jan-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 18984
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Dept. / Bus. Group Operations & Service Management
Business Unit PODD Corporate
Contract Type Short Term
Contract Length 23 months
Posting End Date 20/01/2021 

Purpose of Job

The Principal, PODD Corporate is responsible for the provision of high quality and consistent professional advice on all aspects of PODD procurement to non-Banking departments of the Bank. The role develops and maintains effective relationships and communication with key stakeholders and guides / advises more junior team members to ensure appropriate and high quality service delivery.

 

Background

PODD provides the Bank's staff with services in all areas of the Bank, HQ and ROs related to procurement for the daily operation of the Bank as well as the consultancy services required to provide critical expertise in delivering the Bank’s mandate.  PODD is required to ensure the continuing optimal efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion of procurement processes to support the Bank in the most efficient use of available funding and high quality delivery of its mandate.  Protecting the Bank’s reputation as counterparty, PODD must deliver while meeting the requirements of transparency, fairness and accountability in the entire procurement and contract implementation processes. PODD adds value through appropriate, timely and effective procurement and through active contract / supplier management and an ongoing assessment of value for money, working closely with internal clients to deliver a continuous improvement approach to procurement and supplier management activities, and maintain up-to-date market knowledge in order to respond to both new requirements and to identify opportunities for enhanced value for money. PODD works with PPAD to ensure a common approach is taken by the Bank to procurement undertaken by the Bank’s clients and for the Bank’s own requirements

 

Facts and Scale

The average estimated value of the Bank’s procurement managed by PODD is approximately £260 million through approximately 3,400 contracts.  Of this £230 million and over 1,800 contracts are managed directly by the PODD, with the remainder delegated to agreed business units.

  • The average estimated value of the Bank’s procurement managed by PODD Corporate Team is approximately £120 million through approximately 990 contracts. No direct reports
  • No budget responsibility

 

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

The average estimated value of the Bank’s procurement managed by PODD is approximately £260 million through approximately 3,400 contracts.  Of this £230 million and over 1,800 contracts are managed directly by the PODD, with the remainder delegated to agreed business units.

  • The average estimated value of the Bank’s procurement managed by PODD Corporate Team is approximately £120 million through approximately 990 contracts. No direct reports
  • No budget responsibility
     

Knowledge, Skills, Experience, Qualifications

 

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply qualified or equivalent.
  • Proven capability and experience across the following categories: Professional Services, IT Services, IT Hardware & IT Software, Networking and Telecommunications.
  • Experience in contract matters, including negotiation and contract award of consultancy services in an international environment and ability to lead negotiations and make judgement calls;
  • Experienced manager of complex procurement projects and the development of procurement strategies;
  • Sound background in the development and implementation of effective procurement processes in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Experience of and expertise in the development of market and expenditure analyses, making recommendations to management and implementing associated projects; and
  • Experience of proactive engagement in on-going change management programmes.
  • Excellent and proven  internal and external stakeholder engagement skills;
  • Good knowledge of contract law;
  • Excellent skills in organising, scheduling, planning and co-ordinating work with a high degree of initiative and judgement, reliability, resourcefulness and flexibility to perform a variety of tasks and set priorities;
  • Numeric and Concern for Accuracy – proven numeric ability with the capacity to ensure a high degree of accuracy and quality in work delivered is essential;
  • Results Orientation – self-motivated individual able to set goals and priorities with a good sense of time management and the ability to re-organise workload when faced with changing priorities;
  • Communication Skills – ability to communicate confidently and assertively at all levels, both in written and verbal formats.  Proven report writing and drafting skills as well as a pleasant and efficient telephone manner;
  • Interpersonal Skills ­– able to understand, respect and respond appropriately using tact, patience and diplomacy to other people’s behaviour, concerns and motives.  Ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues with discretion;
  • Team Player – committed to supporting the achievements of the Unit’s mission and objectives. The ability to build effective, cooperative relationships with immediate team members to foster an efficient approach;
  • Autonomy– experience of working independently and scheduling own work
  • Displaying initiative

 

 

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.


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