Strategic Procurement Manager
Permanent – Full Time
£49,200 - £51,117 per annum (PO7) - currently under review to also include a Market Supplement
Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
Hackney Council is looking for someone with extensive procurement experience, to join its newly shaped central procurement team, the Strategic Procurement Manager is a key role in ensuring governance, compliance and good practice within both the procurement community and wider Council. You will deal closely with the procurement teams but also other stakeholders, both internal and external such as local businesses and the third sector organisations to ensure that purchasing activities comply EU and UK legislation, Council’s Standing Orders, procurement strategy and policy guidance and procedures.
You will be responsible for ensuring the sustainability framework is fully embedded into processes and enhances both the efficiency and the effectiveness of procurement across the Council and delivers on our Environmental Sustainability and Community strategies aspirations, whilst maintaining agility in and suite of concise procurement procedures tools and staff guidance to provide a clear and controlled framework
As Strategic Procurement Manager your main job responsibilities will include:
* Line manage a small team.
* Provide advice and guidance to stakeholders on matters of corporate governance.
* Maintain registers relating to Contracts, interests, gifts and hospitality, procurement, policies, tender waiver and any other registers as required.
* Design and deliver training relating to governance policies.
Our ideal candidate for this role must have proven procurement experience and knowledge with sound technical expertise of best practice within the public sector. We need someone with an in-depth knowledge of the public sector regulatory framework, including the Social Value Act 2012.
You will have a relevant professional qualification such as CIPS and have experience of working in process design, governance and compliance roles within public sector procurement environments. As a strong communicator and able to both challenge and support where required whilst developing robust stakeholder relationships you will have an excellent understanding of control frameworks, process design, governance and compliance.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement (no more than 3 x A4 pages), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018 (22:59 hrs)
Previous applicants need not reapply
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.