Interim Head of Procurement Opportunity | Local Government

Hammond Clarke Executive is looking for a Local Government Head of Procurement Professional to lead the creation of a Procurement centre of excellence.

The Council is transforming. Exciting opportunities now exist in Procurement, the importance of which cannot be understated as we build greater capacity in-house with you at the helm.

Your role as Head of Procurement:

You’ll be the lead for the Council in Procurement, developing the Procurement strategy and influencing the organization’s £220m third-party expenditure.

While working closely as a strategic advisor to the Chief Executive and other senior Council leaders including Cabinet, you’ll get support all the way from the top. Your role will also involve being an effective ambassador and advocate representing the Council with Government departments, GLA and other partner organisations. We plan to recruit a team of up to 12 people across disciplines such as category management, business partners, Procurement managers and analysts; we anticipate that you will input to this recruitment.

Your profile You’ll have senior management experience, credible to lead the team and to establish a centre of excellence that will be envied by all around. You’ll bring knowledge of the commercial environment in large complex organizations with a focus on delivering high-quality services to their customers. It’s desirable that you have an understanding of public sector Procurement and regulatory constraints but to be clear we’re keen to hear from you whether you come from the private or the public sector.

Please introduce yourself with just a few details and one of our Executive Consultants will be in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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