Head of Procurement

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£50,000 - £55,000
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
05 May 2017
Ref
HQ00169903
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

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Head of Procurement

Reference: HQ00169903

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000

Contract type: Permanent

Date closing: 05/05/2017

The Organisation

The Big Lottery Fund distributes money raised by the National Lottery for good causes across the UK. Through funding and support, they are committed to ensuring that these investments make a real difference to communities and people most in need.

The opportunity

In this role you will be responsible for developing and delivering the Fund’s procurement strategy to drive value for money, including appropriate use of Government frameworks. Big Lottery are a public body subject to Public Contracts Regs so excellent knowledge of this is essential.

You will advise and support on procurement and contracting of larger projects and procurement of new frameworks for large areas of spend and achieve the best value whole life value for money from procurement spend by maximising saving and minimising risk. This will include work around developing and streamlining processes and materials and raising awareness with staff across the fund through training and engagement. You will also be responsible for line managing the procurement team to drive excellent service.

The Person

This role requires a dynamic and experienced procurement manager who is fully MCIPS qualified, with a minimum 5 years in procurement in a public sector organisation, including as either Head of Procurement or Senior Procurement Manager. To be successful in post you will need to have a strategic approach, have commercial acumen and first class communication, relationship building and influencing skills as well as adept at managing change within a dynamic environment.

You will need excellent knowledge of the Public Contracts Regs 2015, Government spending controls and Government framework agreements and strong experience with large scale public sector procurements across a range of good and services to draw on.

To Apply

To register your interest, please visit the Prospectus website.

A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices.

First round Interviews with the client are due to take place 17th/18th May, 2nd round 23rd May

If you have any queries, please contact the Senior Appointments team at Prospectus directly on 020 7400 6373.