Procurement Lead Officer
Procurement Lead Officer
Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £40,461 to £45,536 per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 1st August 2021
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD
We have an opportunity for Procurement Lead Officer to join our Procurement Team here at the West Midlands Combined Authority on a 12-month fixed-term basis.
Procurement plays a key role in the delivery of WMCA's business objectives.
Our services range from setting strategic direction for collaborative and efficient supply chain management to specification development and contract award.
The Procurement Team is responsible for continuously improving practices, having regard to economy, efficiency, and effectiveness through planned and skillful management of procurement and supply chains.
Procurement activity is delivered in line with the WMCA Constitution and Public Procurement Regulations.
This role will support the Metro Team, delivering specialist procurement support and aiding in the delivery of business priorities and reflecting on procurement legislation and best practice procedures.
We are looking for a professional and proactive individual to deliver best practice procurement support and expertise.
What will you be doing?
, Provide innovative strategic advice and develop and implement appropriate procurement sourcing Strategies
, Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with internal customers, key stakeholders, and public,
, private and third sector supplier
, Raise the profile of procurement through the increase of cross-functional team working and networking
, Manage the procurement portfolio specifically leading and delivering results for the Metro Team
, Support mobilisation post contract award by leading on specific contract management processes, supplier relationship management, ongoing performance management, and specific contract implementation
, Ensures all tender instructions provided to suppliers are clear and transparent
, Ensure appropriate Governance is in place
, Ensure appropriate systems are fully utilised ranging from inviting quotations/tenders to raising through to payment of invoices
, Ensure contract databases are developed and kept current
We are looking for a pro-active and strategic-thinking individual who can demonstrate the ability to develop procurement strategies.
You will be responsible for leading and managing complex and strategic collaborative and local procurement projects to ensure their effective delivery in line with customer requirement and timescales.
, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply at MCIPS level (desirable)
, Ability to develop procurement strategies
, Skilled at leading on engaging and evaluating tender responses, undertaking bid conditioning and bid clarification, and managing supplier relationships
, Knowledge of Transport/Metro sector desirable
, Strategic sourcing knowledge and experience essential
, Previous experience working with EU Public Procurement Regulations essential
, Experience of computerised financial systems is essential
, Experience of e-tendering systems is essential
, Ability to build credibility with key stakeholders and obtain their ‘buy in'
, Experience of influencing senior management to accept and endorse proposals, procedures, systems, and methods of working
, Able to effectively present information, proposals, and ideas whilst engaging the audience and clearly communicating the benefits of change
, Track record of ability to deliver against targets essential
, Proficiency using Microsoft Office, Outlook, and similar systems
About the team
Our Finance & Business Hub provides essential high-quality, responsive, and agile enabling services to the West Midlands Combined Authority and its directorates in areas such as human resources, procurement, commercial investments, assurance and appraisal, financial control and administration, and financial and business planning and performance reporting.
We are a cohesive team of forward-thinking, insightful, innovative, and high-performing professionals who, through our consultative and business partnering approach, influence, support, and coach managers and senior leaders to help them achieve business objectives.
By doing so, we help to ensure sound decisions are made and it is in this capacity that we are seen as a respected point of contact within the organisation.
Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future.
As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.
We're ambitious, forward-thinking, and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do.
We trust and support each other to get the job done and encourage creativity, originality, and curiosity from those who work with us.
We're committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.
If your values align with ours and you're committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.
Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.
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