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One Source - Director of Procurement/ Commercial Services

One Source - Director of Procurement/ Commercial Services

  • Location

    Newham, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £800 per day

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Our client is looking for a Director of Procurement to oversee a large procurement service overseeing savings for both Local Authorities.

Duties of this role will be;

  • To work as part of the Senior Management team, reporting to the Executive Director, providing strategic direction and leadership to oneSource ensuring the delivery of policy priorities for partner Councils.
  • Responsible for the transformation of procurement services through improved capabilities; better use of technology & market insight, and simplification of processes & procedures.
  • Lead and manage the strategic Procurement function across oneSource to provide a flexible service that delivers expert & proportionate commercial and market support across a wide range of customer requirements based on their value, complexity and risk.
  • To ensure the development and implementation of a Value strategy that maximises the benefits delivered through procurement activity: including savings; community wealth building & social value.
  • Through this strategy, to effectively manage annual supplier expenditure of £520m across the councils by focusing on developing the supply base to deliver the required strategic outcomes and ensuring key contracts (with individual annual expenditure up to £50m) deliver ongoing value to the council through their lifecycle.

The ideal candidate will have;

  • People management including, motivation, performance and capability
  • Strategic leadership in the provision of functions within the Shared Service
  • Service improvement, maximising efficiency and new delivery models for the functions within the shared service
  • Running major operations or service provision
  • Leading, managing and delivering transformational change in a complex organisation

You will also have;

  • In depth knowledge of Procurement practice
  • A significant understanding of the workings of local government and the challenges being set by the new local government agenda along with the financial, legal and political context of local government
  • The ability to set the strategic procurement direction for both Councils, drawing up the overarching strategy for OneSource and the necessary supporting plans for delivery, with and through partners
  • Fully CIPS qualified or equivalent and have significant management experience of delivering procurement services in a diverse organisation

The ideal candidate will have overseen at Director level a large commercial service within a Local Authority.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.