Strategic Contract and Responsible Procurement Manager
Directorate: Corporate Services
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Job Level: Level 6, Zone 1
Salary: £58,262 - £71,207
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 37 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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We’re seeking a knowledgeable and engaging Strategic Contract and Procurement Manager to lead, shape and steer the delivery across all three directorates of the contract management process. You will bring commercial acumen and market knowledge to focus on achieving outcomes for our residents, while maximising the delivery of savings and operational efficiencies from contracts and strategic suppliers.
You will lead on the organisation’s Social Value Framework, ensuring that it is fully embedded within Camden and all the organisations we contract with – this is something we are fully committed to as an organisation, being one of the first Councils to pledge paying London Living Wage on our all contracts, as well as adopting the Ethical Care Charter. We truly believe in the wider economic, environmental and social benefits to our residents.
You will manage contracts and relationships with strategic suppliers to the Council. The post-holder will take projects from initiation through to contract implementation and lifecycle, with responsibility for maximising savings and efficiencies from goods and services while ensuring appropriate levels of quality. You will act as an expert advisor, challenging where appropriate to ensure all procurement processes stand up to scrutiny and are fair.
Working closely with service leads from across the Council the post holder will provide a professional, ‘value adding’, procurement service. This will include the development of appropriate procurement approach options and challenge for commissioners to deliver required service objectives, innovation and value for money. The post holder will be responsible for the production of high quality procurement documentation and robust and transparent management of all stages of the procurement and governance processes.
You will hold a MCIPS certification or equivalent experience working within a professional, commercial procurement environment ideally in public sector procurement projects and delivering significant savings against demanding timescales. Your background should demonstrate responsibility for leading, managing and developing staff with a forward thinking approach applying creativity and innovation along with technical knowledge and experience across all directorates.
With a proven track record in stakeholder management, you will also possess strong verbal and communication skills including formal report writing – working effectively with a range of professionals.
To succeed, you will bring experience of managing risk in a commercial/ political environment with the ability to analyse and report on data relating to the category.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities. Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: 24 June 2019, 23:59
Interviews to be held: w/c 01 July 2019
Please quote reference: 190000EZ
To view the Job Profile please click HERE
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:
15 July 2019
19 August 2019