An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a lead role with West Lancashire Borough Council as Procurement Manager. The Council is ambitious for our Economy and Environment and the Health and Wellbeing of local people. We strive to deliver the best possible services for all our residents and stakeholders.
West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside. The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk. Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity with a number of thriving employment estates, busy shopping centres and exciting plans for the Town Centre.
As an experienced procurement expert, with a relevant professional qualification or studying for CIPS, you will lead the development of the Council’s approach to procurement and provide sound advice on procurement and contract matters. You will be the key contact on legislation and best practice and conduct complex procurement exercises. Excellent drafting skills and the ability to prepare specifications and contract documents are essential. You will also have excellent negotiation and communication skills. This is a crucial senior role, operating corporately within the Council. It will involve liaison at all levels within the Council and with external organisations.
We pride ourselves on being a good employer with a range of benefits and employment terms and conditions to suit you. You will be able to benefit from competitive salaries on an incremental scheme, flexible working, LGPS pension scheme, family friendly policies and healthcare insurance. To read more about the benefits of working for us visit; Benefits of Working for the Council
For an informal chat about this post or further information please contact Don Sturgeon on 01695 583384 or Don.Sturgeon@westlancs.gov.uk in the first instance.