Head of Procurement

Recruiter
ARK
Location
Holborn and Covent Garden, London (Greater); Shepherds Bush
Salary
£60,000-£65,000
Posted
11 Jul 2019
Closes
11 Aug 2019
Specialist Area
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. In the UK, we are a network of 38 schools, educating more than 27,000 pupils across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. These schools are all non-selective and in areas where they can make the biggest difference. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life about their pathway through to university, apprenticeship or career.


We are now looking to recruit an exceptional Head of Procurement who will be responsible for ensuring that Ark Schools achieve value for money in all areas of significant spend. They will implement effective procurement solutions that ensure pupils and staff are able to access equipment and services that meet their needs, are compliant with public sector procurement rules and provide value for money.

 

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Identifying and delivering significant savings by providing procurement solutions for all elements of significant spend while improving the quality of service/equipment.
  • Managing the list of procurement priorities through the school network, communicating with schools and ensuring where possible group tendering takes place.
  • Defining the Procurement strategy to include what areas of spend are best managed centrally and therefore mandated and what frameworks to use for each specific category of spend. Working with schools in identifying areas for improvement and opportunities to reduce cost.
  • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with key stakeholders including senior management at the centre and in schools, suppliers and customers.
  • Leading on Key Supplier Management, overseeing control of new suppliers and develop strategies to help manage the network of suppliers throughout the group. Deliver a strategy to deliver on a network of preferred suppliers.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of contract management and procurement (desirably within the public sector or education)
  • be a self-starter with a flexible approach to work
  • be an articulate and confident communicator
  • be able to quickly establish relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • be aligned with Ark’s ethos of high aspirations and high expectations of self and others.

Closing date: 8th August 2019

Start date: 14th October 2019

Location: Holborn, London. Relocating to Shepherds Bush area in 2020

Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per annum + 11% Pension contribution

Click 'Apply' to Visit our recruitment portal to submit your application

 

We are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

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