Procurement & Contracts Manager
Discover yourself in Lewisham where what you do makes a difference to our vibrant and culturally diverse communities!
We have a rich history of welcoming people from all over the world and are proud to be recognised as the UK’s first Borough of Sanctuary, for our work in championing the rights of refugees and migrants.
Procurement and Contract Management plays a vital role in ensuring that the Council continues to deliver high quality and value for money front line services to its residents. With continued and increasing austerity the ability for the Council to secure both value for money and best value through its procurement and commissioning activities has never been more important. The Council buys a wide range of goods, works and services annually and the efficient procurement of these contracts ensures best value is continuously achieved.
What’s the role?
The Procurement & Contracts Manager is a pivotal role within our Procurement team working across our Directorates. Reporting to the Strategic Procurement and Contracts Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the successful procurement of fit for purpose solutions, supporting effective contract management of existing and new services, and managing a team of procurement experts.
What’s in it for you?
Excellent training and development opportunities, plus a range of benefits including:
- Generous holiday allowance
- Local Government Pension scheme
- Flexible working and family friendly policies
- Season ticket and bicycle loans
- A range of staff discounts including local subsidised gym memberships
- Supportive staff networks
What we’re looking for:
- Strong knowledge of public sector procurement to manage and support the Council’s procurement arrangements across a range of services including IT.
- Experience of contract management matters related to procurement practices ensuring compliance with procurement procedures, standing orders and financial regulations, including the management of commercial risks.
Able to establish positive relationships with senior managers that generate mutual confidence and respect.
- Resilient and positive attitude
- A strong and motivated individual with energy and credibility who commands the confidence of Senior managers, employees, partners and stakeholders.
The job is primarily based in Laurence House, Catford, but we operate a hybrid approach where you will be required to work both in the office and from home on a regular basis.
The recruitment process is anonymous and we don’t accept CV’s.
Applicant handbook- please read the guidance in this handbook when applying. It is essential that you complete the application fully and that your supporting statement covers how you meet each of the person specification criteria listed.
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Extra Salary details:
N.B: All appointments will be offered at the minimum spinal column point (SCP) for the grade of the role. The only exception to this will be when matching current salary (up to the maximum of the scale), which is subject to evidential proof.
Lewisham Council is a Disability Confident employer. We welcome and encourage job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact the lead contact on this advert. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure our disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout our recruitment process. We support the access to work scheme, further details are available at www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply
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How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.