Strategic Procurement Manager

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£44,370 - £50,964 per annum
14 Apr 2021
28 Apr 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Engaging communities in procurement processes to deliver the best housing services

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, having brought our social housing stock back under local authority control, we’ve now embarked on a £374million capital investment programme. We’re rebuilding the trust with local communities as we rebuild and repair their homes. 

The Role:

You will be part of a new Housing and Social Investment Directorate that offers a genuine challenge to your procurement skills in both housing management and housing needs. You will work closely with the Corporate Procurement team, to manage the development of sustainable procurement and contract management strategies. This is about social investment as well as housing services. Bringing together value for money and social value, you will prioritise the needs and views of residents and effective use of the local supply chain. We want to deliver the best housing for everyone.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

Pragmatic and focused on finding solutions, you’ll combine experience of working in procurement with sound knowledge of local authorities or social housing. The ability to manage projects, budgets and resources to targets is essential. Along with general proficiency in IT, you’re likely to have experience of contract management systems. You should hold or be working towards CIPS or a similar qualification. Ready to engage with residents and other stakeholders, you’ll have strong communication skills.

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.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

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