Procurement Manager

Bristol Permanent £49,498 - £52,677 per year
  • A fantastic opportunity to join the Mayoral West of England Combined Authority
  • Numerous Public Sector Benefits

About Our Client

Led by the regional Metro Mayor, the West of England Combined Authority brings together three local councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership and works with communities, other public services, and industry to deliver for the region. There is a relentless focus on delivery to put the West of England on the map for regional, national and global success.

You will be a key player as we create West of England Sustainable Transport. We are delivering on the big transport improvements people in the region need and deserve, changing how people travel, making journeys affordable, reliable, enjoyable, and safe.

As a senior member of the Commercial team you will be responsible for developing and implementing commercial and supply chain management strategies to deliver projects worth over £1billion from Government funding. You will be joining the Commercial team at an exciting time. During the next couple of years, the team will be procuring a number of significant infrastructure programmes across rail, road and transport operations in order to deliver its key strategic outcomes. As a key member of the team, you will lead on driving commercial expertise across the Infrastructure directorate.


Job Description

The West of England Mayoral Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Procurement Manager, to join the Commercial team. Your key responsibilities in this role would be to ensure a focus on delivering the priorities of the Metro Mayor by:

  • Managing the procurement portfolio for allocated support areas, specifically leading and delivering results on infrastructure and corporate services categories
  • Ensuring all tenders instructions provided to suppliers are clear and transparent, specifically for complex tenders, ensuring that providers are clear on how funding and contracts will be awarded and monitored
  • Actively manage the supply chain and business continuity risk assessment for the organisation understanding spend profiles and associated risks.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with internal customers, key stakeholders, and public, private and third sector suppliers; develops relationships with partner authorities and other government bodies where appropriate.

Are you someone who has up to date procurement expertise, an ability to convert that into best practice, ensure compliance in the organisation and ultimately always focuses on delivery? 

If this sounds like your next role, please click on the apply button below and tell us why you would be a great fit for this role. Please the job description below for more information.

The Successful Applicant

  • An excellent understanding of supplier relationship management and negotiation tools and techniques and understand how they impact the organisation and influence our sourcing strategies and contract management
  • In-depth experience of leading and interacting with senior internal and external stakeholders to successfully deliver large scale and high-risk procurements from end to end for complex infrastructure programmes
  • Experience in presenting recommendations at Senior / Board level, driving consensus from a broad range of opinions.
  • In-depth experience of working in a complex stakeholder environment and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships even when faced with conflicts or challenging environments
  • Experience managing a team and working in a matrix managed environment, providing clear direction, coaching / mentoring, and
  • Experience of establishing and managing policies
  • Experience of drawing together, leading and motivating cross- organisational project teams to achieve shared success.
  • Working collaboratively to identify and deliver complex programmes in a multi-stakeholder political environment.
  • Experience of embedding organisational change through focused project delivery.
  • Experience of development and delivery of a core organisation wide Procurement Strategy
  • Reviewing and influencing internal policies and procedures to operate as flexibly as possible within a heavily regulated and high- risk function.
  • MCIPS is desirable however we can support candidates to obtain the qualification through learning and development.

What's on Offer

  • Salary £49,498 - £52,677
  • 26/31 days annual Leave (5 extra days after 5 years continuous or reckonable service)
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Reduced fare bus travel across the West of England
  • Flexible and hybrid working options from day one to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals. We follow a hybrid working model with 2 or 3 days in the office a week.
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Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Joe Bloor
Consultant phone
+44 114 270 3761
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