Procurement Lead

GBP40000 - GBP42000 per annum +
12 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Drew Semple
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Public and Private Sector Experience Desired

Purpose To lead business partners to deliver a high quality and comprehensive, business focussed procurement and commercial service, ensuring that best value for money is achieved.


  • To act as Procurement advisor for the business. Located within the business, build and maintain relationships with business management and operational teams influencing procurement strategy and decision making
  • Support the business to integrate best commercial practice into their processes and ways of working to support continuous improvement.
  • Manage and oversee workloads of Procurement Business Partner to ensure visibility of workload pressures and to highlight resource issues.
  • Deliver training to the business on policies and procedures to embed good practice, develop knowledge and manage risks in alignment with organisational appetite.
  • To act as Procurement Expert located within the business
  • To lead multi-discipline teams to deliver effective contracts and to design new commercial arrangements taking into consideration business requirements and risks.
  • To be responsible for managing the negotiation, planning and placing of contracts.
  • To lead and motivate your staff to deliver high standards of performance
  • To comply with HR policies and procedures, to set individual objectives, identify training needs and hold team members to account for their performance
  • To act in accordance with the behaviours and values of the organisation
  • To manage your own performance to be accountable for meeting individual, team and corporate objectives
  • To act in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation and ensure propriety and regularity in the handling of public funds
  • To comply with and contribute to the improvement of operational and team processes and procedures
  • To assist with the preparation and execution of the team's objectives, budgets and financial records
  • To identify opportunities and implement change leading to team development, system improvement and good value for money

Qualifications and Experience

  • Professionally qualified in Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • Management experience
  • Experience of managing and prioritising multiple procurement projects
  • Experience and knowledge of Procurement and best practice
  • Experience of Supplier Relationship Management
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of UK and EU legislation

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