Procurement Manager

  • Job Reference: 6966030/001
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2020
  • Recruiter: Central & East
  • Location: Oxfordshire, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Procurement Manager
Recruitment Agency reference:6966030

A position has arisen for a Procurement Manager within a highly regarded organisation based in Oxfordshire. This is a key role managing procurement processes for a four month temporary placement.

Your duties will include:

  • Responsible for leading a high quality procurement function within a Local Authority

  • Support the development and delivery of efficient and effective procurement and contracting service for a range of product and service categories to meet internal customer requirements

  • Deliver best value to meet agreed commissioning objectives

  • Responsible for implementing change across the Council and enabling progress on process and product/service developments and cost efficiency targets across the organisation working with Commissioning Managers and Heads of Services

  • Personally lead the delivery of key procurement tasks including review of tender documentation prior to publication to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and Council regulations, taking action to correct as necessary

  • Provide expert advice, training and guidance on procurement and contract management to Officers across the Council, based on an up-to-date knowledge of legislation and best practice

  • Lead on all procurement matters supporting Council growth and HIF programmes

  • Maintain an up-to-date contracts database, repository, and procurement forward plan

The successful candidate should have:

  • You will have previous procurement management experience within a Local Authority, ideally surrounding construction

  • Available to start work at short notice


If you are interested in this position or would like to find out more about similar roles please contact Beth Conway on 01908 295000 and email your updated CV to

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