Head of Strategic Procurement

Location
Salford, Greater Manchester
Salary
£56,083 - £60,532
Posted
12 Oct 2017
Closes
06 Nov 2017
Specialist Area
Procurement
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Vibrant, resilient, challenging - Salford is all this and more.

With people at our heart, Salford is a caring, innovative and cooperative City going through a period of significant transformation.

With strong values and an exemplary vision from our City Mayor, Salford City Council is shifting its approach to the strategic management of third party spend. Our mission - to create an environment within Salford in which wealth is captured, allowing small and micro-business in the city to thrive. With a more commercial approach, our desire for sustainable business development and to combat poverty will be realised!

The new position of Head of Strategic Procurement will be instrumental in leading this change.

Role

If successful, you will be you will be joining the Council at a hugely important time and be able to play a key role in shaping and influencing the Team as well as the way that it supports and influences the Council.

You will be responsible for a complete review of the purchasing and supply activities to ensure true sustainability.

You will need to provide strong commercial leadership to ensure the Procurement team provide a high quality and professional service that supports the organisation in delivering its strategy.

You will build strong relationships and engage with senior stakeholders in and outside the Council to establish relationships and lead good commercial practice in all areas of the council’s business.

Essential Criteria

  • MCIPS Qualified
  • Previously led commercial transformation ideally with a good understanding of the public sector
  • Recently held a senior commercial position within a large multi-faceted organisation.

Closing Date: 6th November 07.00am.

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