Procurement Operations Manager
In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. We are committed to embedding lessons from the Grenfell tragedy and are undertaking a major capital programme to significantly enhance fire and building safety standards across council-owned residential and commercial properties.
Our Housing Management team is putting in place an ambitious plan: to deliver excellent contractor procurement, deliver uncompromising levels of safety across the estate and to achieve our zero carbon emissions target by 2030. We’re looking for an experienced, highly credible and trusted professional to lead the Procurement team.
You’ll lead a team of eight to create robust, long-lasting partnerships with high-calibre contractors to deliver all procurement activity for our major capital programme. Working alongside existing frameworks with the opportunity to build our own frameworks over the next 18 months
The varied responsibilities will include:
• Allocating and managing resources to ensure the contract register captures all relevant activity
• Taking the lead role in advising managers on renewing and renegotiating contracts across the business and to providing strategic advice to managers in planning and undertaking procurement activity
• Working alongside Heads of Service to ensure that Briefs and Specifications of work are produced on work streams identified for tendering from the planned programme.
For more information on the role, please see the Job Description
We’re looking for a proven strategic professional with experience of successfully delivering an internal procurement framework around £200 million. You will have managed change on a large scale and have a proven track record of component replacement and regeneration work. A CIPS (or similar) qualification is essential; as is an understanding of OJEU tendering. You’ll ideally be from a construction or housing background – in another local authority, or in the NHS, universities or schools.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.
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