Directorate Procurement Manager

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33.00 GBP Hourly
24 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type

1.As a member of the Procurement Management Team you will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Mayor's priorities, Council's corporate objectives, and the business objectives of your designated service categories.

2.Responsible for the leadership and management of staff within your area and to ensure performance management arrangements are in place to translate strategic aims into operational practice that will achieve continuous improvement of the Council.

3.To actively contribute to Council-wide and service areas initiatives that will achieve and implement the Mayor's priorities and corporate objectives.

4.Responsible and accountable for effective procurement programme management, the effective application of corporate procurement standards and controls and the effective management of people resources and operations for identified key procurement projects within the service areas.

5.To provide high level specialist procurement advice to managers and co-ordinate procurement activities across the designated category, ensuring that service departments achieves best value from all their contracts and in the management of allocated contracts.


1.To act as Category Lead for the Construction and Environment related procurement activities covering the following areas:

??Building and Civil construction projects to facilitate existing Civic and Residential property portfolio of the Council including major regeneration programmes

??Major Refurbishment projects of existing Council Municipal properties and Council Residential Estates

??Building planned and reactive maintenance contracts

??Highway Maintenance and Construction services and works

??Parks and Ground Maintenance

??Service contracts to support the delivery of the Council's Leisure and Library services

??Service and supplies contracts for the support of the Council's Waste Management service

2.To be the Category expert with direct responsibility for the leadership and management of senior officers, project managers and contract managers and supporting a diverse range of services and providing expertise in the delivery of the Category's procurement programme.

3.Your expertise and leadership capability would be reflected in the achievement of the following outcomes:

??Well-co-ordinated Category procurement plan that is implemented to achieve VFM for the Council

??Contract tendering, negotiation and contract management carried out in compliance with legislation and regulations and Council policies.

4.To develop new and innovative contracting arrangements to address Service specific and specialist issues / requirements and to ensure business/service reviews follow corporate and service strategies and that effective option appraisals are carried out as part of the initiation of procurement projects.

5.To ensure customer needs and the standards they expect are fully specified for all services, and to establish performance indicators and measures against which procurement performance can be monitored, as well as acting as service area's principal practitioner in controlling and reviewing procurement procedures on behalf of the Head of Procurement.

6.To be responsible for the management and direction of all procurement project managers from initiation through to implementation. Ensure the Category's Procurement Programme is effectively delivered, being indirectly responsible for the management of the appropriate contract managers and provide an expert approval, review and control procurement gateway service for the Category within the corporate framework.

7.To provide direct professional support to the Head of Procurement for all Finance and Corporate Resources Directorate procurement functions and to lead the Category's supply chain management.


Corporate Responsibilities

1.Actively contribute to the leadership of the Council in a way that promotes a one organisation' approach.

2.Develop and maintain positive relationships with elected Members to ensure the Council and service strategic priorities are effectively implemented and to support Members to undertake their strategic monitoring role.

3.To promote sustainability, encouraging accountability amongst staff towards sustainability and embedding it both in the management of physical resources and the delivery of services.

4.To promote equality among all staff, and ensure that services are delivered in a non discriminatory way, that is inclusive of disadvantaged groups.

5.Deputise for the Head of Procurement as required.


1.Develop financial strategies and plans / budgets that support the effective delivery of strategic priorities.

2.Monitor the service budget and ensure it is effectively controlled within cash limits, driving down spend where appropriate.

3.Hold managers to account to provide services that are delivered or procured that represent value for money.

Technical Experience/ Skills/knowledge

Technical knowledge and proven working experience in:

  1. To be the Category expert within service context on procurement planning, control and approval procedures and to have extensive knowledge of the market with regards to key commodities and categories of supply and services for this Category


  1. A relevant professional qualification such a CIPS and/or extensive experience of procurement at a senior level within a public sector context.
  2. Proven experience of managing complex construction procurement projects,and experience of working with client departments to select the appropriate routes to market
  3. Construction related qualification such as CIOB is desirable