Procurement Manager

  • Location
    Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
  • Salary
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

Our esteemed client in public sector is looking for a Procurement Manager to join their Strategic Procurement team based in Kingston Upon Thames. The role is offered on a 6 months contract basis paying £350/day (Umbrella rate/inside IR35 only) working 36 hours per week, Mon to Friday.

The role holder will report in to the Strategic Procurement Manager and will:

  • Provide procurement expertise, leading projects across a range of commercial, category and sourcing activities to secure the goods, works and services that most appropriately address the identified needs of our customers, residents and partners.

  • Manage effective relationships with project stakeholders.

  • Ensure that through our procurement and commercial arrangements organisational and service objectives are delivered, efficiencies and wider value is achieved, and compliance with relevant policy and procurement legislation is maintained

This role works in the Procurement Service within Orbis (Shared Services) The department provides high quality professional procurement, commercial, contracting and purchasing services to colleagues and customers both within, and beyond, the partner authorities. Operating within a shared function, post holders will need to bring expertise and innovation to their role, and will work on local, regional and collaborative projects, often as part of cross functional teams.

Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Significant procurement experience, understanding of business, supporting service teams and/or providing support to the public.

  • Degree qualified, or significant vocational experience demonstrating development through involvement in a series of progressively more demanding relevant work/roles.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of computerised business systems in terms of functionality and capability

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, policies and procedures relating to business planning and financial and organisational management.

  • Proven written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with good negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners/professionals.

  • Ability to understand, meet and exceed customer expectations.

  • Proven problem-solving skills, and the ability to exercise high levels of initiative to devise and implement workable solutions.

  • Proven ability to manage a range of projects through to completion.

  • Previous management experience including staff supervision, development and organisational skills.

  • Appropriate level of CIPS qualification preferred.

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Please apply with your CV to: Sharon moses