Procurement Lead - Estates

Cheltenham, Central London
Central London: £48,305 - £56,163 Cheltenham: £45,341 - £53,023

We are looking for Procurement Leads who will relish the opportunity to have accountability for leading challenging procurement projects in a major category area.

As a Procurement Lead, you will work closely with and support the Senior Procurement Lead and have responsibility for managing an existing portfolio of contract and framework agreements; ensuring the timely delivery of procurement projects in-line with customer requirements.

You will ensure to apply best practice procurement principles when working closely with our customers in highly sensitive operational areas and support them through the delivery of goods and services. There is also a requirement for the Procurement Lead to resolve contractual issues in collaboration with experts where required.

Occasional UK travel is required for this role

Key Responsibilities:

Deliver a highly professional and valued service, taking responsibility for the whole life cycle of a range of complex and demanding procurement projects.

Provide a responsive, timely, efficient, sustainable and professional procurement and supply chain service that aligns with customer requirements.

Manage a category team to deliver against a large portfolio of agreements and to support new procurement activity within its field.

Analyse commercial risk and identify trade-offs in a commercial area of work.

Support the Senior Procurement Lead in developing collaborative teams working across our agencies.
The Person

You will have practical experience for the delivery of complex procurement projects, in line best practice procurement processes, methodologies and practices. Experience in category management approaches, that have delivered cash releasing savings and sustainable total cost reductions, is essential.

In particular we are very interested in people with procurement experience in managing facilities management and construction relates procurements. Familiarity with NEC contracts, design and build traditional forms of contracting and relevant market experience would be advantageous. Experience of negotiating leases and licenses is desirable.

A strong customer focus, commercial acumen, a pro-active approach and evidence of effectively stimulating and embedding change within a team is crucial.

You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills in building rapport and enhancing working relationships with customers and suppliers at both operational and senior levels, external suppliers and sponsors.

It is essential to have experience of being a role model in supporting and energising teams to encourage confidence in their ability to deliver outcomes through coaching, mentoring & sharing expertise/knowledge.

You will be willing to work towards a degree level qualification, MCIPS or business equivalent. Support can be provided to attain a relevant qualification.

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