Procurement Manager

Location Luton
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £42503 - £45,495 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance + £2500 market supplement
Contact name: Nathan Ramsay

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Job ref: 430954NR
Published: 4 months ago

Luton Council – Corporate Procurement Service opportunity

Procurement Manager - £42503 - £45,495 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance + £2500 market supplement

This opportunity comes with an excellent benefits package including a Local Authority pension scheme, attractive holiday allowance and the potential for flexible / home working. You will also benefit from investment in training and development, and the opportunity to shape your career in an environment where procurement is front and centre in shaping and delivering the commercial strategies that will drive a positive impact for the local economy and community.

Note that the team operates a hybrid approach to work location, working from home and Council accommodation in the town centre as business needs dictate. The current Policy is for staff to work in Council accommodation 40% of the week (approx. 2 days).

The Opportunity:-

We are working exclusively with our client, Luton Council, to recruit into a Procurement Manager role. This is an exciting time to join Luton Council’s procurement function, who are on a journey to deliver real and tangible positive benefits to the residents of Luton.

  • Lead by the Service Manager Procurement, the teams’ deliverables include:-

  • Driving a commercial approach to contracting across the Council, in line with PCR2015 and internal governance

  • Working collaboratively with other local public sector “anchor” institutions to maximise the impact that procurement activity can have on the communities of Luton and surrounding areas

  • Development of a robust Social Value framework that aligns economic development, inclusive growth and our priority to eradicate poverty.

  • Developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships

  • Demonstrating a robust strategic, commercial and collaborative approach. 

Key Candidate Criteria:-

Hands-on experience / demonstrable understanding and working experience of PCR2015, ideally gained from working across a number of category spend areas/directorates.

In conjunction with this, core competencies include-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sectors.

  • Experience of identifying / delivering cashable savings and value opportunities through creative and effective commercial practices

  • Experience of gaining meaningful Social Value from procurement activity

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work across a number of different spend areas.

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to be collaborative and nurture a team-working spirit.

  • Proven line management skills (direct or matrix management) with the ability to develop individual team members and lead project teams.

  • MCIPS certification or working towards MCIPS or relevant experience working within a professional / commercial procurement environment.

Please submit your CV to quoting reference LUTON8174NR or for further information on this opportunity call +44(0)333 366 0839. All direct applications will be forwarded on to Langley Search & Interim.

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.