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        Head of Procurement

        Job number RW-HoF-CG

        Salary

        £67,500 - £80,000

        Sector

        Central Government

        Function

        Procurement

        Location

        Manchester*

        Job Type

        Permanent

        Allen Lane is partnering with a non-departmental government body in their search to appoint a Head of Procurement on a permanent basis.

        This organisation, which delivers government funding schemes to support councils, schools, housing associations, hospitals, and universities, is embarking on a new journey to establish a procurement function. Consequently, this is a newly created position.

        Overview:

        As the Head of Procurement, you will play a crucial role in the organisation. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional stakeholders and the executive management team to establish a procurement function that supports the organisation’s financial success and helps it become a greener and fairer entity. You will be responsible for developing the procurement strategy, implementing consistent processes, ensuring compliance with public sector procurement regulations, and integrating environmental, social, and governance factors into activities.

        Key Responsibilities:

        • Lead the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of procurement for the organisation.
        • Establish procurement best practices and procedures, promoting their use across the organisation.
        • Develop and implement effective processes and systems to support operational effectiveness and risk management.
        • Assist the Chief Executive and budget holders in deciding on the appropriate procurement routes.
        • Maintain and update a five-year procurement pipeline for significant requirements.
        • Provide regular procurement activity reports to the executive management team.
        • Ensure compliance with Cabinet Office Spend Controls and monitor government procurement policy updates.
        • Identify areas for improvement to drive performance and business results.
        • Oversee line management responsibilities.

        Required Skills and Experience:

        • Membership in the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) or similar.
        • Demonstrable experience in developing procurement policies and procedures.
        • Experience in delivering procurement exercises in the public sector.
        • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
        • Strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
        • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
        • Proficient in time management and meeting deadlines.
        • Ability to assess various qualitative and quantitative data for decision-making.
        • Experience working in a fast-paced, changing environment.

        What’s on Offer:

        The organisation prioritises employees’ well-being and professional development, offering a range of benefits including:

        • 28 days of annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
        • Cycle to work scheme
        • Contributory pension scheme
        • Access to the CSSC benefits platform
        • Support with public transport costs

        They are proud holders of the Investors in People Gold accreditation and are committed to creating an environment where you can thrive. They champion equal opportunities and an inclusive culture, reflecting the diverse communities they serve.

        How to Apply:

        If you wish to apply for this role, please submit the following to robertwaugh@allenlane.co.uk before the closing date:

        • An up-to-date CV
        • A supporting statement

        Recruitment Timeline:

        • Closing date for applications: Sunday, 7th July at 23:59
        • Allen Lane Interviews: Week commencing Monday, 8th July
        • Client Interviews: Thursday 25th July in Manchester

        *minimum 1 day per week required in the office

        To discuss your suitability contact Robert Waugh on 07921 336 648 or at robertwaugh@allenlane.co.uk.

        If you are interested in other procurement positions, view our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Robert Waugh

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