Strategic Procurement Manager

Winchester, Hampshire
Scale 8 £43,387 - £51,264
13 Mar 2017
02 Apr 2017
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

A city steeped in history, Winchester is England's ancient capital and former seat of Government.  Today Winchester combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside. 

Winchester City Council has an ambitious capital programme including regeneration of parts of the city, a new leisure centre and a programme for building new council homes.

Against this backdrop, we are looking to appoint a Strategic Procurement Manager.   This is a significant and senior role providing both operational and commercial leadership for our procurement services.  The successful applicant will have a crucial role in helping Winchester deal with complex challenges and seize exciting new opportunities.

This role will suit an individual who can bring considerable commissioning experience and can blend technical know-how with the ability to build relationships across and beyond the council.  You’ll support and advise across a range of service areas, helping to enhance the effectiveness of procurement activity across the council. It presents an opportunity to make connections between what happens on the ground and the council’s strategic ambitions. Evidence of commercial contract management and procurement methods across a range of services are essential.

You will be a professionally qualified procurement specialist (MCIPS or equivalent), with significant experience in a similar sized organisation.  You must be someone who takes an entrepreneurial approach, identifying and exploiting opportunities, with a well-developed understanding of procurement practices.  You will demonstrate political awareness, emotional intelligence and resilience.

In return, Winchester City Council offers a wide range of benefits including Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working and, free car parking. 

For an informal, confidential discussion about the role, please contact either Joseph Holmes (Corporate Director – Professional Services) or Simon Little (Head of Finance) on 01962 848135.

To apply -

Closing Date – 2nd April 2017
Interview Date – TBC