Head of Procurement - FM/Construction

City of Westminster Permanent £100,000 - £110,000
  • A once in a lifetime opportunity on a high profile project within government
  • A senior role within a strong procurement team with a complex remit

About Our Client

A large organisation in the UK government

Job Description

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

 Lead the strategic procurement and contract procurement work streams on behalf of the Programme teams

 Provide leadership and management of the procurement team and their activities, schedule and scope

 Act as the single point of accountability for delivering all procurements on behalf of the Restoration and Renewal Programme

 Lead the development of the Procurement strategy in support of the commercial delivery model for the Programme.

 Support the Commercial function by providing strategic and management support in developing the commercial and procurement framework for the Programme.

 Oversee all procurement activity within the Programme team, including that undertaken for Sponsor body. Provide commercial challenge where appropriate.

 Provide technical support, review and accept procurement proposals prepared by others

 Develop internal budgetary business cases as part of procurement effort

 Provide advice and support to the Commercial function on day to day contract and commercial activities.

 Liaisise with external procurement experts and supply chain providing service to the organisation to bring innovative approaches to collaborative working onto the programme.

Key Stakeholders and Relationships

 Work closely with the Head of Procurement Process and Assurance and Head of Market Engagement to deliver swift, value for money, compliant and socially valuable procurements.

 Support the Commercial Director in delivering commercial advice to the DA Executive

 Work closely with the Programme Director's team to support the R&R Programme Delivery strategy

 Work closely with the General Council and their team to support compliant procurements

 Work closely with the CFO team to promote value for money procurements.

The Successful Applicant


 Professional membership or professional qualification e.g. Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and/or Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

 Experience in Public Sector procurement authorities or Civil Service.

 Demonstrable experience of leading and managing procurement activities and service delivery on large scale construction programmes/projects in the UK with portfolio values in excess of £1 billion.

 Demonstrable technical knowledge and experience of developing strategic procurement and delivery frameworks/models for large scale procurement construction programmes/projects

 Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to deal tactfully and confidently with people at all levels, always upholding the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.

 Experience and knowledge of the UK construction supply chain (for major projects in excess of £1b) and the macro and micro economic trends.

 Detailed knowledge and experience of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, relevant restricted procedures and known government procurement frameworks.

 Can demonstrate a high numeracy and literacy ability. Effectively analyses all sources of information to identify key issues and options, including gathering information and ideas from outside the organisation to benefit the R&R Programme.


  • Supply Chain knowledge and experience in the procurement of services/works contracts for the delivery of major refurbishment and heritage projects.

What's on Offer

A competitive salary

Flexible working (2 days in London per week)

A bonus

A benefits package

An excellent working culture

Sam Coleman
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