Procurement Lead – WMF1126e

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£42,403 - £43,421
To be arranged
Job Type
Full Time

These are high-profile roles leading and co-ordinating the procurement of services across Corporate or Place; ensuring that the Council fulfils its statutory duties and procures services to meet identified need.

Key elements of the role will be to:

  • Procurement lead for the effective delivery of goods, works or services, for the Council in one of the categories.
  • Meeting any statutory responsibilities and ensuring achievable outcomes are realised within agreed resources.
  • Work as a Business Partner, to advise and support the directorates/teams with their procurement and contract management requirements.
  • Actively challenge and seek solutions to commissioning, procurement and contract management activities, across directorates, to identify opportunities for ensuring sustainable value and quality improvements.

If successful, you would work as part of a highly skilled Procurement team, to procure services, goods and works, which meet the identified needs of local residents, deliver improved outcomes, achieve value for money and support the Council Plan and the Sustainable Procurement Strategy.

These are a high-profile roles, which will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside a range of people, both within the Council and from other agencies and key stakeholder groups.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for innovative and creative individual with skills, knowledge, and experience in procurement, who want to make a difference. To be successful in the role you must have:

  • Degree/relevant professional qualification (CIPS level 4 or above), and/or relevant experience in this field.
  • Sound working knowledge of Public Procurement Regulations.
  • Experience in stakeholder/customer engagement.
  • A successful track record in developing effective working alliances, partnerships and services in a cross-agency environment.
  • Understanding and experience in applying risk management principles.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Social Value and Carbon Zero in Procurement.
  • Good problem solving and innovative thinking.
  • ICT competent.

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes
  • Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Interview date: 12 July 2024

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, then please contact Bev Kent, Service Manager Procurement,

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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