Strategic Procurement Manager
My Midlands based public sector client is looking to recruit an experienced procurement manager to join its busy and centralised team. Working closely with senior colleagues across procurement, your role will be to develop best practice procurement strategies for the department, ensuring effective implementation and measurement of delivery, as well as ensure all activity is inline with relevant public sector procurement guidelines.
Day to day your duties will include:
To help set strategic direction of the Procurement team including the development of annual work plans, targets and ensuring the delivery of the objectives, which deliver value for money, via appropriate performance management KPI's
To project manage the procurement process for strategic contracts, ensuring value for money, probity and the elimination of commercial risks.
To take responsibility for the development of principles of effective contract management and implement necessary systems.
To ensure strategic supplier management arrangements are in place including strategic partnerships with critical suppliers.
You will also act as Deputy to the Head of Procurement in this role.
To be successful you will need to be able to demonstrate a strong background in public sector procurement as well as a track record in developing procurement strategies, building stakeholder and supplier relationships and delivering savings.
This role is being offered on a hybrid basis with 3 days a week based in the West Midlands office. The salary on offer is circa £45,000.