Procurement Lead Officer

Procurement Lead Officer
Permanent
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £40,461-£45,536 per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 10th October 2021
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD


Our Procurement team is expanding to meet the needs of our growing organisation.

We're making a significant investment in our people and systems to strengthen our offering and we're now looking for a number of procurement professionals to the team.


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 skilful management of procurement and supply chains.

Procurement activity is delivered in line with the WMCA Constitution and Public Procurement Regulations.


As Procurement Lead Officer, reporting to the Senior Procurement Lead, you will will be responsible for leading and managing complex and strategic collaborative and local procurement projects across a range of categories - Professional Services, Organisational Development, Financial Services, Facilities IT, Transport and Rail Projects to ensure their effective delivery in line with customer requirements and timescales & the WMCA constitution.


What will you be doing?


, Provide innovative procurement advice, and develop and implement appropriate procurement sourcing methodologies that align to business priorities in order to deliver best value, innovation and compliant contractual arrangements
, Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with internal customers, key stakeholders, public, private and third sector suppliers; develops relationships with partner authorities and other government bodies where appropriate
, Actively search for, and promote collaborative, lean and inventive working practices across the WMCA landscape
, Raise the profile of procurement through the increase of cross-functional team working and networking with internal customers, stakeholders and the supply base
, Management of a procurement portfolio for allocated support areas
, Support mobilisation post contract award by leading on specific contract management processes, supplier relationship management, ongoing performance management and specific contract implementation
, Ensure 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


About you


We are looking for a pro-active individual who can take the initiative and knows how to get things done.

Purchasing experience is essential.

You'll be able to demonstrate the ability to develop effective procurement strategies (using appropriate tools and techniques), lead on engaging and evaluating tender responses, undertake bid conditioning and bid clarification, award contracts, manage supplier relationships and performance and undertake supplier and contract management activities.

Below is an indicative list of what we are looking for.


, Provide innovative procurement advice, and develop and implement appropriate procurement sourcing methodologies that align to business priorities in order to deliver best value, innovation and compliant contractual arrangements
, Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with internal customers, key stakeholders, public, private and third sector suppliers; develops relationships with partner authorities and other government bodies where appropriate
, Actively search for, and promote collaborative, lean and inventive working practices across the WMCA landscape
, Raise the profile of procurement through the increase of cross-functional team working and networking with internal customers, stakeholders and the supply base
, Management of a procurement portfolio for allocated support areas
, Support mobilisation post contract award by leading on specific contract management processes, supplier relationship management, ongoing performance management and specific contract implementation
, Ensure 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


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.



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.



  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £40461.00 - £45536.00 per annum + + exclusive benefits
  • Location: Birmingham, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Purchasing
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2021-09-23 14:46:44 -

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