Senior Procurement Officers - Ref: RT02621

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Location
Walsall, West Midlands
Salary
Salary G10: £37,890 - £42,821 per annum
Posted
14 May 2021
Closes
16 Jun 2021
Job Ref
RT02621
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Are you a talented and dynamic procurement professional, with an ambition to maximise procurement opportunities and benefits through application of procurement expertise?

Walsall Council is currently progressing an ambitious transformation programme focused on improving customer experience and employee satisfaction whilst delivering cashable benefits through provision of more effective and efficient services to our residents.

In order to deliver this ambitious strategic transformation programme over the next 3 years we are seeking to recruit a number of ambitious and dynamic procurement professionals to join the existing Procurement team.

If you are passionate about delivering high quality, customer focused procurement services and want to achieve great things in a supportive environment that offers opportunity and challenge in equal measure, then one of these roles might be for you:

Senior Procurement Officers - Ref: RT02621
2 Posts (x1 Permanent and x1 Two Year Fixed Term)
Salary G10: £37,890 - £42,821 per annum

This is a key management role within the Procurement Service, which has core responsibility to develop and deliver cohesive procurement strategies and operationally manage a matrix of procurement programmes and staff, ensuring successful delivery of procurement activities, across the Council.

Through the provision of effective and efficient specialist procurement advice and project management you will lead on the successful delivery of compliant, complex, procurement projects.

You will provide specialist procurement advice, customer focused innovative procurement solutions, effective and efficient project management to reduce waste, maximise efficiency, achieve best value in procurement and enable delivery of efficiency savings across the whole Council.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of working in a senior lead procurement management role in a local authority or large complex organisation
  • Experience of successfully managing and delivering complex strategic procurement projects, in accordance with European Union (EU) procurement legislation, procurement policies and procedures, as part of a cross functional team, on time, in a complex and challenging environment.
  • Experience of developing and implementing category related procurement strategies and deploying procurement best practice to reduce waste, improve effectiveness and generate efficiency
  • Experience of change management, matrix management, managing people and resources
  • A degree or equivalent and CIPS Level 4 Diploma (Industry Specific Qualification)

Walsall is a great place to work, with much to offer and extensive regeneration, having recently delivered a newly rebuilt hospital and college, development of the Walsall Waterfront offering new residential accommodation, hotels and leisure facilities and is seeing ongoing investment in its town centre and retail provision.  As an employer we provide an attractive employment package that includes:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement offering starting at a minimum 27 days leave per year plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year
  • Access to an award winning pension scheme
  • Agile working environment
  • Promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills
  • A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers – we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve

If you would like to hear more about the role or talk to someone about how to apply, please get in touch. You can either send an email with your query – or schedule a phone call by emailing christopher.wagner@walsall.gov.uk

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Closing Date: 16th June 2021