Procurement Manager

Procurement Heads' Public Sector team is recruiting a Procurement Manager on an 18 month FTC for a leading housing association in the south east.

The organisation manages more than 66,000 homes and has a team of nearly 2,000 with roots reaching back to the 1960s.
Their aim is to provide a modern, digitally enabled housing service that residents are happy with and that keeps them safe.

The procurement team manages a third-party spend of £550 million and oversees the procurement requirements of the organisation that builds 2,000 new homes annually.
The Procurement Manager’s role first and foremost will be to oversee the mobilisation and delivery of the pending P2P finance programme with additional support to the wider procurement programme.

Although a housing and property-focused business, the team procures a plethora of services across the organisation.

Their future programme includes a marketing and digital media framework, a new legal services framework, procuring estate management and FM contract, corporate insurance, computer hardware (laptops refresh and mobiles) and delivering an upcoming sales website.

The procurement function is well embedded so there will be no issues with the procurement process or timescales but the project teams will need a clear explanation of the procurement steps and kept updated on progress.
With offices in the heart of London and 800 metres from the main transport hub, we’re looking for a candidate to deliver a responsive, high-quality, commercial and customer-focused procurement service.
Importantly, we’re looking for someone that has a good grasp of public sector regulations and an understanding of framework call-offs.

Interview process:

  • 1 stage interview, with Director of Procurement and Head of Procurement. If there is a wide berth of candidates then an initial Teams call will be viable.

Team structure:

  • The Procurement Manager will report to the organisation’s Head of Procurement

About you:

You will be based in the London offices two days per week, with the remainder remote working and a 35-hour working week.

You will need to be able to evidence strong stakeholder management experience through good communication skills, which are essential, and an understanding of public sector procurement regulations such as OJEU/PCR and now more recently Find a Tender Service regulations.

You will be able to manage external parties involved in the delivery of these P2P services e.g. suppliers, subcontractors, clients, regulatory bodies, consultants, national bodies, residents and leaseholder groups.

An ability to make engage proactively and capture business requirements and be customer-focused.

The benefits of the Procurement Manager role:

  • £56,160-62,400 depending on experience
  • Excellent annual leave allowance (25 days) and flexible working opportunities (qualifying period may apply)
  • Generous pension scheme (up to 10.8% matched)
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay – the organisation offers enhanced maternity and adoption pay in addition to statutory entitlements (qualifying period may apply)
  • Employee assistance – free confidential advice and counselling services provided by independent specialist organisations
  • Health cash plan 
  • Staff discounts – the organisation gives staff access to discounts at hundreds of major retailers, gyms, restaurants, entertainment, days out, insurance and much more
  • Interest-free loans: season ticket loan, tenancy deposit loan and training loan 
  • Cycle-to-work scheme 
  • Life assurance 4x annual salary