Head of Procurement

Council House, Priory Road DY1 1HF
£59,234 to £65,656 per annum
07 Apr 2022
26 Jun 2022
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Full time permanent
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Are you an experienced change leader in Procurement?

Do you have a passion for developing best-in-class procurement services?

Recognised as one of the most improved councils in the country,  we serve more than 320,000 residents and have a procurement spend of approximately £300m per year. We employ 8000+ members of staff, alongside substantial outsourced services.

Dudley is making a significant investment in its procurement service with ambitions to become a sector leader amongst its peers. To modernise and transform the procurement service, we launched a innovative Procurement Improvement Programme (PIP) to revamp the service.

As Head of Procurement, you will be the professional lead for Procurement across the whole of Dudley MBC covering the lifecycle from identification of needs, implementation of the procurement strategy and process through to management of contracts.

You will be strategic and professional in your approach to the management of c.£300m pa of external spend, identifying and delivering significant savings, cost avoidance, social value and implementation of process efficiencies.

You will advise the council on all strategic procurement and contract management matters and act as the source of the Council’s procurement expertise, guiding on best-practice throughout. You will provide leadership to the Procurement team ensuring the appropriate professional standards are continually delivered, development plans in place and resources managed in line with the departmental budget.

Qualified to CIPS professional level or with extensive experience in a procurement discipline in the public sector, you will have proven Procurement, Category Management and Commercial skills and expertise of delivering improvements at scale. You will bring your significant experience of identifying and delivering significant savings in a complex political setting. In addition, you will have demonstrable leadership capabilities particularly within an improvement or change led environment.

So if you’re ambitious, eager for an exciting challenge and experienced in leading a procurement capability, Dudley MBC could be the new home for your considerable expertise.

You will also benefit from:

  • A generous Local Government Pension
  • Agile Working – supporting and promoting a positive work/life balance
    Flexible Working – to include Agile Working (dependant on the needs of the service), Flexible Retirement
  • Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) Depending upon Salary and Length of Service
  • Learning & Development / Apprenticeships – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client
  • Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing
  • Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally
  • Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres

The Recruitment Process:

Please apply with your CV and supporting statement.  Applications will be reviewed when received and candidates contacted.

The vacancy will close upon confirmation of successful applicant.

For further details please contact Luisa Fulci - Director of Digital, Customer & Commercial Services via email Luisa.Fulci@dudley.gov.uk

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