Head of Procurement and Contract Management
What is in it for you?
- Work at a cutting-edge legal regulator at an exciting time of development and change
- Use your professional expertise to influence and shape the future of the Procurement function
- Work collaboratively with senior and influential stakeholders across the business
As the Head of Procurement and Contract Management for the SRA, you will be the face of Procurement, building strong relationships with senior management and committee groups. You will drive forward Procurement as a strategic, systematic and proactive function.
You will ensure that Procurement has oversight of all contractual relationships across the business, so that they are being managed and reviewed systematically and periodically. Having held a similar role previously you will possess significant experience of managing third party relationships; and with an astute commercial awareness, you will ensure that Procurement is able to derive best value from suppliers and deliver cost savings. You may also be taking the lead on high value or high-risk contracts and advising the business on contractual terms and their implications.
You will lead and manage a newly established team of 4 to work towards a shared vision and understanding of organisation goals. You will motivate and coach team members to deliver to their full potential and raise performance levels.
Being forward-thinking, you will ensure a systematic approach to the identification and management of current or future risks to the procurement function. You will also keep abreast of industry developments which could impact the procurement of goods and services at the SRA.
Successful integration of the procurement of IT goods and services into the Procurement function will be a key priority in this role.
What we are looking for
- A proven leader, having led and developed a procurement function
- Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills
- A strategic thinker, able to set a vision for the function, and motivate the team to work towards it
- Demonstratable expertise in supplier management and management of complex contracts
- Strong commercial awareness, with excellent influencing and negotiation abilities
Please review the attached Role Profile for more details on the responsibilities and requirements of the role.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter. Please ensure that your CV and covering letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience requirements of the role. Or if you would like to find out more about the role, organisation or culture, please email to arrange a call in confidence.
Closing date for applications is 17 November. Interviews will commence 25 November onwards and will take place in our Birmingham office.
This is a full-time role, working 35 hours a week. However, we may be able to consider flexible working on case by case basis. If you would like to discuss further about this before or after making your application, please get in touch with us.
We offer a comprehensive flexible benefits package, a friendly working environment in a great city centre location, and the opportunity to develop your career in a well-recognised, dynamic and professional organisation. There are a broad range of opportunities for training and skills progression to further your career.