Procurement Manager

Procurement Heads' is proud to be retained exclusively by Industrial Dwelling Society to recruit the newly created role of Procurement Manager.

IDS was established as the Four Per Cent Dwellings Company in 1885 by a group of Jewish philanthropists who hoped to relieve the overcrowding in homes in the East End of London. In 1952, the became the Industrial Dwellings Society (1885) Ltd and now manage around 1,500 homes across London.

As Procurement Manager, you will collaborate closely with IDS’s Chief Technical Officer in executing a comprehensive procurement strategy. The CTO has already devised a robust procurement pipeline, and your primary responsibility will be to engage with the relevant public sector frameworks and consortiums.

In the longer term, you will play a crucial role in developing a new procurement strategy, including the establishment of in-house frameworks to enhance IDS’s capabilities.

A key aspect of this role involves overseeing the procurement of kitchen and bathroom projects across multiple homes, which will require breaking down these projects into manageable packages and procuring the relevant contractors.

The role will necessitate expertise in identifying appropriate specifications for kitchens and bathrooms, while actively liaising with internal stakeholders to understand their specific requirements.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for engaging contractors for asbestos-related and emergency works. It is imperative that you possess the necessary competence to assess the capabilities of contractors in these areas, ensuring their compliance with industry regulations.

About you

While the position offers a flexible hybrid working pattern, allowing for remote work and no mandate to be on-site in North London (Seven Sisters), occasional meetings with contractors may be required. 

You will be responsible for the Programme Management and delivering IDS’s current housing procurement pipeline, work collaboratively with stakeholders delivering procurement through individual tender requirements. This includes identifying the suitable procurement method (consortium, open tender etc.) and taking through to mobilisation stage.

IDS has allocated a substantial capital program budget of £6.5 million for the current FY, underscoring the significance and scale of the procurement responsibilities associated with this role.

Proficiency in PCR regulations is essential, as you will need to navigate and comply with applicable guidelines. Familiarity with JCT contracts and the ability to effectively manage them throughout their lifecycle will be preferential too. 

Interview process

The interview process for this role will involve a one-stage interview on Teams, providing you with the opportunity to meet with their CTO and HR Manager.

Benefits of the role

  • Salary up to £55k
  • Generous annual leave of 30 days+
  • Remainder TBC