Head of Procurement

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Local Government

Location: Cambridgeshire

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 03/09/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £70,026 - £75,644 per annum

Details

The formation of a new Cambridgeshire Procurement Team creates a great opportunity for a new Head of Procurement to build the develop the team, processes systems and culture of procurement for the council.

Cambridgeshire County Council will move to brand new offices in Alconbury at the beginning of September creating a great working atmosphere, which will eventually allow them to operate flexible working with two to three days in the office and the rest home based, once the Covid situation is clearer.

Work has commenced to implement a Category Approach across the council and there is a strong willingness to work more closely with procurement as the culture changes from one of regulation to innovation.

Key tasks will be to:

  • Embed Social Value
  • Develop the Procurement Strategy
  • Roll out training for services
  • Roll out more pro-active procurement through introducing Category Plans, Procurement Plans, improved activity schedule and earlier engagement with clients
  • Continue to provide clear risk-based procurement support

To succeed you must have a strong track record of operating at a senior level, experience of driving change and must possess a commercial mind set. The post holder will ideally have experience of change management, exceptional communication and influencing skills, and be able to build sustainable and productive relationships with a range of stakeholders. As well as this, your strong and visible leadership will enable you to develop a talented, diverse and engaged workforce.

To apply & for further information please click on the link: https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/cambridgeshire

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