Interim Procurement Manager
As part of a wider transformation plan across a Council have identified the value that a progressive procurement function can deliver. They have developed a clear vision for the department that sets it on a more strategic footing, with a ‘cradle to grave’ approach from early engagement to commercial management of our strategic contracts. One of the key priorities from the service plan is the implementation of a long term forward plan of future procurement activity which will be achieved through increased early engagement with stakeholders at a variety of forums. Eventually the intent will be that this leads to the development of category strategies to support commissioning strategies/business plans. This means the Council temporarily need to add capacity within the procurement department to allow members of the team to undertake the necessary engagement required to build the plan. The role will undertake a wide range of procurement activity across a number of categories and with varying degrees of complexity. Some of this will likely see them leading on tender activity from start to finish; others will require them to take up a project that is part-completed. Further, whilst the role will require the individual to take responsibility for the delivery of some projects, on others they will be guiding or providing support to others in the team.
This will be for 6 months c£500 inside IR35.
To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.
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