Head of Commercial Procurement

Venn Group
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

VENNGROUP Specialists in professional temporary recruitment

Interim Head of Commercial Procurement
Based: London
Length: 3 months with the possibility of an extension
IR35 Status: Inside

One of our Local Authority clients is looking to recruit a Head of Commercial Procurement to hold corporate responsibility for the development, implementation and successful delivery of the whole Council's procurement strategy

Main responsibilities include:

  • To identify, develop and pursue best practice strategic procurement and contract management for the annual external expenditure used in delivery of services across the Council
  • Ensure that the approach to the acquisition of goods, works and services is efficient, effective and consistent, ensuring value for money
  • Create and participate in collaborative procurement activities with other public, private, and voluntary sector organisations
  • Responsible for the achievement of all Strategic Procurement Key Performance Indicators including savings delivered through procurement activities and percentage of invoices paid on time
  • Line management of Procurement Business partners

Key Skills and experience:

  • MCIPS qualified
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to provide vision and direction for procurement activities across all levels and areas within the Council
  • Experience of delivering significant cost reduction through use of appropriate sourcing, contract management and supplier management tools and techniques
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, including user requirements analysis, specifications, terms and conditions of contract, the tender cycle, evaluation procedures and contract formulation
  • Local government experience
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills

If you have experience to match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact Nicola Gradon or Niki Holdich on

and email you CV to

*Venn Group's "Recommendation Scheme": if you recommend a candidate who is subsequently placed by Venn Group (for a minimum of 2 weeks) you will be eligible for £25 worth of vouchers from a choice of high street organisations.

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