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Senior Procurement Manager

Michael Page




Posted: 09/07/2024

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Senior Procurement Manager - This is a fantastic opportunity to lead end-to-end procurement for an iconic organisation. You will report directly into the board, and you will support management across the organisation. You will also manage a small team, and lead of all procurement matters. The successful candidate will have a knack for improving the organisations procurement strategies and sourcing both cost-effective and quality goods as well as services

Client Details

The company is a prominent not-for-profit organisation within the Liverpool area. With over 500 employees, the company is renowned for delivering exceptional service to its customers, stakeholders and the communities it serves.


As a Senior Procurement Manager you will;

· Lead, manage, deliver and monitor procurement procedures and processes in accordance with relevant legislation and best practice.

· Manage the continuous review, development and improvement of systems, processes and services.

· Support managers with the procurement of a range of contracts for goods, works and services in accordance with agreed deadlines and performance indicators to ensure that you obtain value for money for all externally purchased goods, works and services.

· Collaborate with managers to reduce procurement costs by identifying areas suitable for collaborative contracts and to develop appropriate contractual arrangements

· Provide procurement advice, guidance and support to the senior team on strategic procurement matters.

· Liaise and communicate with suppliers and contractors, and other organisations, both verbally and in writing as required.

· Co-ordinate contract and supplier relationships to develop, review and maintain the contracts register and any approved supplier lists.

· Research and analyse procurement projects, and using the information gained, advise managers as to the appropriate course of action.

· Manage the production of procurement related data as required to meet public procurement obligations and to support corporate objectives

· Manage and support a small team


A successful Procurement Manager should have:

Public sector procurement knowledge and experience, experience of directly facilitating public sector tendering activity, awareness and knowledge of the new procurement regulations, with some experience of managing staff.

As a procurement manager you would have been procuring within professional services with an understanding of catering and cleaning contracts.

This role leads on all areas of procurement, you will have end to end procurement experience both strategic as well as hands on.

· Ideally you will have CIPS or be working towards. You would have previously worked as a Procurement Manager / Senior Procurement Officer with experience of managing/ mentoring.

· You must have experience in public sector procurement, indirect procurement of services and goods ( mainly FM, corporate and professional services)

· Experience in managing or mentoring a team is essential.

· Experience of managing budgets as well as supplier and stakeholder management

· Experience in project management, creating procurement strategies public sector procurement related statutory and legal requirements.

Job Offer

A competitive salary is competitive+ generous benefits package and free parking.
An engaging and supportive company culture, with autonomy to make this role your own.
An opportunity to make a significant impact in a not-for-profit organisation. Please note you will be required in Liverpool 2-3 days a week ( parking is free on-site). Therefore if you are able to commute to Liverpool, have worked in the public sector and have ideally 5 + year's experience then please reach out ASAP as interviews are soon to take place

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