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        Procurement Manager

        Job number RW-PM-CG

        Salary

        £55,500 - £67,000

        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 Procurement Manager 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:

        Reporting into the Head of Procurement, the role is responsible for managing procurement processes at the organisation, ensuring procurement processes follow best practice, comply with all the legal requirements that apply to the public sector procurement regulations, and ensuring that environmental, social and governance factors are built into procurement activities.

        Key Responsibilities:

        • Manage the end-to-end procurement process for key contracts in collaboration with key business areas.
        • Prepare central guidance on procurement matters including procurement manual, business case templates, evaluation criteria templates and evaluation scoring templates.
        • Ensure processes and procedures are fully documented and followed.
        • Regular reporting on procurement activity to the executive management team.
        • Ensure compliance with applicable Cabinet Office spend controls.
        • Monitoring government procurement policy notes and identify any requirements to update policies or procurement guidance.
        • Maintain the central contracts register, working with business areas to ensure the register is updated and contract are being monitored on a regular basis.
        • Identify areas for improvement to continually drive performance and business results.

        Required Skills and Experience:

        • Experience 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, with the ability to work collaboratively with intern and external teams.
        • 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: exact date to be confirmed

        *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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