Procurement Manager

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Procurement Manager
Interim Position

W Cheshire 5224889

Posted: 3rd March 2023 14:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    £30.33 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months


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Interim Procurement Manager   

Reference no: W Cheshire 5224889   

Pay rate £30.33 per hour PAYE   

This opening assignment is for 3-4 months 

Lead a team of 8 staff providing procurement advice and support across the Council.  The role is also responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the Council's procurement strategy and relevant procurement policies 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Develop and implement a strategic corporate framework policy for procurement within the Council. 
  • Develop and implement the Council’s Procurement Strategy to support the Council’s priorities. 
  • Advise on all aspects of commercial procurement to ensure delivery of value for money and targeted savings from Council procurements in support of the Council’s corporate plan. 
  • Deploy data analysis, benchmarking, market awareness and market testing, public sector networking and innovative design of contracts to encourage continuous improvement, where appropriate drawing on best practice examples from other councils, the wider public sector and private sector.   
  • Provide commercial procurement expertise to Directorates and the procurement team, including design of tender documentation, project management and reporting, analysis of quotations, presentation of results, negotiations etc. 
  • Work closely with commissioners and corporate services to ensure procurement expertise is used to secure best value in Council’s contracts. 
  • Working with commissioners and contract mangers, support the development of opportunities for assessing alternative service delivery options. 
  • Develop and manage robust systems to monitor procurement activity across the Council, manage and maintain data and to provide regular management reports to senior managers and Members as required.  
  • Build effective working relationships with suppliers, partners and internal stakeholders to define their needs. 
  • Ensure compliance with procurement legislation and the Council’s contract procedure rules 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Degree or other relevant professional qualification in the specialist discipline of the post 
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply 
  • An awareness and understanding of contemporary issues facing Local Government 
  • Experience in senior management in a large multifunctional organisation 
  • Significant experience of the legal and financial issues associated with procurement 
  • Significant experience of e-procurement issues 
  • Significant experience of best value and performance management in the context of procurement 
  • Experience of managing change and developing effective team working 
  • Highly developed networking, advocacy, written, oral and presentation skills to relate effectively to employees, Members, the general public and other stakeholders and command their respect, trust and confidence 
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity, uncertainty and pressure and be able to work under public scrutiny 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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