Procurement Manager

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

JOB TITLE: Procurement Manager
LOCATION: Kingston upon Thames
PAY RATE: £350 per day (Umbrella)
DURATION: 3 months
IR35 STATUS: Inside


  • To 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.

  • To manage effective relationships with project stakeholders.

  • To 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.

  • 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.

  • The Procurement Service has offices in the County Hall locations of our partner authorities, and some flexibility will be expected. Staff will be supported to operate in a flexible way to meet the needs of customers and work demands.


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

  • Professional qualification, or able to evidence knowledge and understanding of appropriate business disciplines such as HR, finance, law, marketing, communications.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of computerised business systems in terms of functionality and capability (some roles).

  • 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.

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

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

  • CIPS qualified preferred.

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Please apply with your CV to: Emily Day