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Lead Procurement Advisor

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: FIN/24/274624
  • Published: Tue 19/03/2024, 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,420 - £50,512 plus benefits.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Mallory, 2 Alice Ker Square, Merseyside

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

Lead Procurement Advisor (People)

About the Role:

As Lead Procurement Advisor you will be responsible for the strategic management of Procurement and be involved in all elements of the commissioning cycle including but not limited to business case development, market research, sourcing and contract management.

In the role you will lead and influence economic activity for all aspects of Procurement and Demand Management and develop a business improvement approach identifying opportunities to manage costs and improve efficiency.

You will be accountable for the delivery of specific strategic Procurement projects and support the development and delivery of service strategies and objectives.

Responsibilty for the day to day running of high value, high risk contracts, organising the workload and designating work to other members of the team.

You will be accountable for the decision making and identifying optimum routes to market based on your knowledge.

Engage with commissioners on best practice in contract management to ensure projects achieve the required outcomes and deliver efficiencies to the Council.

About the candidate:

You will be a full member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply qualified to the Professional Diploma Standard and must have the following skills;

  • Knowledge and experience of the full Procurement life cycle in a Public Sector environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of development
  • Able to influence stakeholders with strong communication and consultative skills
  • Strong analytic and data management skills
  • Highly developed knowledge, experience and application of the Public Contract Regulations (2015)
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing Procurement strategies
  • In-depth experience of supporting commissioners in developing supplier performance in contract delivery.

As part of your application please indicate which Pillar you wish to be considered for.

Interviews to be held mid to late April 2024.

If you wish to discuss this role or require further information, please contact – Steve Boyd steveboyd@wirral.gov.uk

If you are a Wirral resident, are unemployed or out of work, and require help with your application, please contact Involve Northwest’s employment and skills team on info@involvenorthwest.org.uk or contact 0151 644 4500 or 0151 652 4349.

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress, and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed. 

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: FIN/24/274624
  • Published: Tue 19/03/2024, 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,420 - £50,512 plus benefits.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Mallory, 2 Alice Ker Square, Merseyside

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