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Deputy Head of Procurement

Published 11 October 2023
£45000.00 - £55000 per annum + LGPS, Flexible Working
Job Starts: 11th October 2023
Public Sector & Not for Profit

Job Description

Macildowie are supporting a large Public Sector organisation in Leicester in the appointment of a Deputy Head of Procurement to provide a high-quality service to a wide range of stakeholders.

This newly-created post will see you lead a team in the management of a first-class procurement service, developing relationships across the organisation and ensuring value-for-money in a wide-range of complex procurements and contract management.

The role will be responsible for, but not limited to;

  • Providing advice to the organisation on appropriate procurement procedures and contract management.
  • Analysing expenditure data to monitor compliance with financial regulations, contract standing orders and EU procurement regulations.
  • Undertaking of procurement processes including writing and quality assurance of specifications, advertising contract opportunities, analysis and evaluation of tenders and writing recommendations and contractual documents.
  • Managing contracts and supplier performance, and resolving disputes.
  • Management and maintenance of electronic procurement systems.
  • Management of support functions within the Procurement and Support Services department to include Management of Procurement Managers and Purchasing Clerks.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of managing complex procurement, contracts and tenders within the public sector and be fully MCIPS qualified. You will have experience of managing a team and be a clear and confident communicator able to develop relationships with senior stakeholders across the organisation.

An attractive salary, flexible and hybrid working (2-3 days per week in the office based on the outskirts of Leicester) as well as access to the Local Government Pension Scheme are on offer for the successful applicant. In addition there is a real potential for future development and progression within the organisation.

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Required Skills

  • Procurement
  • Category Management
  • Deputy Head of Procurement

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