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Head of Procurement

Published 22 September 2023
£70000.00 - £77500.00 per annum + Hybrid working, LGPS
Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 22nd September 2023

Job Description

Macildowie are delighted to be working with a fantastic Leicestershire based public sector organisation to appoint a Head of Procurement to lead their procurement function.

The ideal candidate would be MCIPS status, with experience of preparing/implementing organisation wide procurement strategies and policies within a large public sector organisation. They would be experienced in managing large contracts, have great communication skills and a proven track-record of excelling in a leadership position.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To determine the overall approach to procurement through the ongoing development of a procurement strategy and policy.
  • To have a strategic responsibility for all aspects of contracting and purchasing. This will include direct management of all formal tendering for significant goods and services in terms of specification, tendering award management review.
  • To provide advice and guidance in respect of contracts delegated to local budget holders.
  • To provide professional advice, guidance and support to senior managers.
  • To represent the organisation on national and regional groups.
  • To make a proactive contribution to the development of both regional and national contracts.
  • To ensure that the organisation complies with statutory and regulatory requirements. In particular providing comprehensive advice on the implications of and procedures with European Union Directives relating to procurement.
  • To establish and manage contract monitoring procedures to evaluate contract performance and to provide the basis for corrective action or variations to contract.
  • To undertake periodic internal Procurement Audits of all departments.
  • To contribute to an annual savings target of cash and non-cashable savings determined by the Finance Director.
  • To prepare and implement a training strategy for all staff involved in the procurement process.
  • To develop a range of performance indicators/targets in respect of the procurement process.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a salary of up to £77,000 per annum, 30 days of annual leave plus statutory holidays as well as a brilliant pension scheme. This is a great opportunity for an established head of procurement or someone looking to take the next step in their career.

If this would be of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can discuss this further:


Telephone: 07827 920 316

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Required Skills

  • Head of Procurement
  • Senior Procurement Manager
  • CIPS
  • Category Management

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