Head of Strategic Procurement
Empowering People, Innovation and Collaboration
Wiltshire is a thriving county that enables and positively encourages healthy living in strong, inclusive and prosperous communities. We are proud of our heritage and for having a strong community spirit. Over the last decade the council, with its public, private and voluntary sector partners, has improved people’s lives and helped businesses to develop and relocate into Wiltshire. Looking ahead to the next decade, we plan to continue that success where people in communities come together to support each other, take part in events and activities, and take responsibility for what matters to them. We are now seeking a new Head of Strategic Procurement which is a pivotal role in continuing our journey.
This role is integral to our modernisation approach, as you will be the Council’s Lead advisor on all procurement matters. Your role will be to develop our new procurement framework, including category management strategies, and to shape how we procure goods and services. This is a strategically important role that will truly help shape the future of our organisation. Your role will be to drive best practice across all procurement activity, to work seamlessly with the commissioning team in providing an integrated end-to-end service that further develops our commercial approach to procurement, ensuring it is consistently applied across the organisation, able to support local businesses, and enhancing social value.
Your strong public or private-sector procurement experience and understanding will drive and guide our approach. For this role we need a future focused leader with a proven ability to set a strong direction and maximise cooperation for change and innovation. This is a superb opportunity to be at the heart of one of the most exciting and forward thinking Councils in the country. To ﬁnd out more click on the Apply button: or contact Gary Evans (0113 205 6080) or Michelle Sanders (07341 773 817)
Closing date is 10am Monday 29th July 2019.
Interviews planned for Monday 12th August 2019.