Senior Procurement and Contracts Manager

  • Full Time
  • London

Website London Fire Brigade

Some exciting opportunities have arisen within the London Fire Brigade’s Procurement Department for Senior Procurement and Contracts Manager in our Category Teams (Assets and Estates). This is an opportunity to be part of an organisation that makes a real difference to people’s lives and is progressively working towards continuous improvement.

The role will be to involve management of various procurement activities and contract management of strategic contracts to ensure compliance and maximise value for money. This includes providing commercial support and guidance to a variety of stakeholders covering the life cycle of procurement. The role has responsibility for staff management and there may be a need to deputise for the Head of Category during periods of absence.

Key challenges for the role will be to build relationships with clients to facilitate early engagement so that value can be maximised from the outset and commercial risks appropriately managed, and to effectively influence stakeholders to manage workload with potentially conflicting deadlines. There is also opportunity to influence processes and guidance to improve its delivery in a diverse and team focussed department that is constantly evolving.

Your commercial knowledge will ensure procurement and contract management activities in full compliance with relevant UK and international legislation and internal policy and procedures. Previous experience of successfully delivering procurement projects under the Public Contract Regulation regime is desirable but not essential. You will need to be a proactive and resilient individual who is able to deliver the organisation’s procurement objectives. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders to ensure resources are commercially focused on delivering proportionate, sustainable, and innovative commercial solutions that effectively manage commercial risks.

Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description. If you are unable to see the job description please visit our jobs pages at https://jobs.london-fire.gov.uk/alljobs/ to access the full advert.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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