Assistant Director - Procurement

Birmingham City Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £77,046 - £95,230

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    30 July 2021

  • Client

    Birmingham City Council

Ref: GSe76189

Be Bold, Be Birmingham

At Birmingham City Council, we’re on an exciting journey of growth and change. We’re innovating across a huge range of services, with a focus on delivering great life outcomes for our 1.2million residents. Housing, a commitment to sustainability and the development of sector-leading digital solutions and public services are central to our plans providing an exciting opportunity to join us, and deliver the boldest ideas and concepts to build on the fantastic opportunity which the Commonwealth Games 2022 offers the city and region.

As the Assistant Director- Corporate Procurement Services (CPS), you’ll transform and help develop the CPS function in the City Council, ensuring that it is cost effective and on path to achieving our strategic vision. You will play an instrumental role in transforming the market and adding social value whilst ensuring positive impact on outcomes and our environment.

You’ll lead commercial change in the Council and its supply chain through collaborating with the wider organisation and Members, as well as inspiring your team around you. This means you need to be great with people, as you’ll need to effectively communicate with service users and other stakeholders.

Building a centre of expertise and excellence in CPS, you’ll define a clear vision for the future of CPS which will deliver brilliant value across all Council expenditure.

Together within your team, you’ll help establish and sustain a culture of measuring and managing compliance against agreed policies and processes for all procurement activity. You’ll also plan and manage budgets, achieving the best financial results and reaching various resource based targets.

To be able to work on these exciting challenges you’ll need Full Membership (or associate membership if in final stages of progressing to full membership) of the MCIPS or an appropriate equivalent body. We’ll also like to see a broad, in-depth experience in Procurement and Contract Management, including relevant operational experience, which shows a wide exposure to complex practices.

This is a truly unique role with scope to bring lasting change to a dynamic and exciting city. If you want real challenges that will maximise your potential, then get in touch.

For a confidential conversation with our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson, please contact Charlotte Croffie on 07551 566195 or Delicia Coutinho on 07741 264 892

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
30th July

Long listing
6th August

Preliminary interviews
17th August, 8am – 2pm and 19th August, 8am – 1pm

Short listing
7th September

Final panel
22nd September

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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