Procurement Manager: Systems & P2P

Band 4 £46,293 - £64,656 per annum

About us

Westminster City Council is the proud custodian of the heart of the nation’s capital – we host some of the most vibrant communities, from the world-renowned Soho to richly diverse Church Street. We are home to some of the world’s most iconic features including Oxford Street, UK Government, the Royal Household and the bustling West End, and attract a million visitors a day to our city. We house over 50,000 businesses that sustain more than 700,000 jobs.

 

Our City for All vision is to provide world class services to the residents and communities we serve.  We will do this by creating a greener and cleaner city, vibrant communities and one of the best connected, most technologically advanced cities in the world.

The role

Join us, and you’ll be responsible for the technology that procures and manages more than £700m of goods, works and services.  As our lead technical adviser, you’ll ensure that our procurement systems deliver both the organisation’s needs and continuous improvement.

 

One of your early challenges will be the procurement of a new e-tendering and contract management system.  You’ll lead on all aspects of this – working with stakeholders across two councils to develop the requirements, engage the market, and procure and implement the best solution.

 

You’ll also manage our analytics and insight team, ensuring that decisions are informed by the best possible evidence to achieve maximum value from all of our commercial activity.

Your background

You’ll have a passion for the power of data and technology – and an expert understanding of how this can be applied to large, complex supply chain operations.

 

With a strong customer focus, you’ll ensure that our systems and processes are not only fit for corporate purposes but are easy to use and add value to the daily work of internal users.

 

You’ll be highly organised and methodical, ideally with a project management qualification and experience of Agile development.  What’s most important is that you have an excellent way with stakeholders and can demonstrate having worked widely and inclusively with different groups to reconcile their needs.

A great place to grow

We know that the best results are generated when our people have the freedom to flourish. It’s how we set standards that others seek to emulate. So you can expect to enjoy agile working and targeted personal and professional development. We work hard to create a progressive and diverse working environment, including benefits like shared parental leave and flexible working opportunities.

 

Visit Westminster.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers to learn more.

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce.  As part of our commitment to positive action, we ask candidates to self-declare whether they are from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background.  You do not have to do so, but it will help us with our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity.

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