Senior Procurement Manager: Policy, Performance and Systems

Band 5 £66,516 - £93,348 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

As part of the Procurement Services Management Team, this role will unlock the potential of procurement to deliver better commercial, social and environmental outcomes.  More than this, you’ll support the Director of Commercial Partnerships to develop a service with a much greater remit, reach and impact than before – working in collaboration with local businesses, the voluntary sector and public sector partners to help deliver our new City for All vision.

 

Your remit will include commercial governance, developing the framework under which deals will be done.  You’ll also lead your team to ensure that we are on the cutting-edge of policy issues such as Social Value, the Living Wage and tackling the council’s number one priority head on: the Climate Emergency.

Your background

You’ll have a passion for the potential of procurement and will ensure that our infrastructure achieves this.  You’ll have outstanding technical knowledge of the policies, processes, systems and data needed to effectively manage £700m of spend.  Beyond the nuts and bolts, you’ll help to unlock the power of procurement to deliver public policy, using the combined spend and influence of the council and its partners to deliver our shared priorities.

 

A natural collaborator and innovator, you’ll have plenty of examples of thinking creatively about procurement, developing processes that add value and make procurement more open, more transparent and more accessible to stakeholders – whether these are internal customers, suppliers, Elected Members or partners.

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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