Deputy Director of Procurement

  • Job Reference: PAU
  • Date Posted: 5 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Venn Group Limited
  • Location: West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £51,034 to £59,135
  • Bonus/Benefits: 25 Days Holiday
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

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Deputy Director of Procurement
Ref No: 6886230
Venn Group is pleased to be recruiting on behalf of a large academic organisation in Yorkshire. You need to be a dynamic procurement professional with a broad background in both strategic and operational purchasing with excellent influencing and negotiating skills. Can demonstrate experience of leading complex procurement projects working alongside senior stakeholders and managing systems implementation and change programmes, with a pragmatic and flexible approach.
The Purchasing service is a fully centralised department with 50 staff delivering both operational and strategic purchasing accounting for an annual non-pay spend of approximately £300m and some 100,000 individual purchasing transactions. The procurement service supports all activities of the organisation including academic and non-academic, e.g. research, teaching, facilities, IT and professional services.

Candidate experience:
The successful Deputy Director of Procurement will have experience of operating within a senior purchasing role, you will have a proven track record of successful achievement in procurement and contracting, in particular in relation to high level, complex negotiations and in implementing procurement strategies in support of strategic objectives. The ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationships and build trust and credibility with senior staff is key, as well as an ability to effectively engage and empathise with the academic environment

Rate:                £51034 - £59135    
Location:          Yorkshire
Duration:          Permanent
Experience:       Public Sector experience not necessary

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