London Zoo on the prowl for procurement leader

23 July 2013

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24 July 2013 | Adam Leach

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is looking to recruit an experienced procurement manager to help it get better value from existing contracts and use framework agreements more effectively.

In an advert posted on the Supply Management jobsite, the operator of London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire said it is seeking a procurement manager to take the lead on purchasing across the organisation, managing a network of procurement hubs within different departments. The successful candidate will be charged with delivering cash savings, but also must meet sustainability and ethical principles.

The position, which closes to applications on Friday, said: “This is a role for a proactive self motivated person with strong communication skills and the confidence to drive through change while developing and maintain good working relationships internally and externally. Strong influencing and negotiating skills is a must.” It added experience of working in the third sector would be an advantage.

The salary for the London based role is £43,000 to £48,000. Candidates are expected either to have MCIPS qualification or be willing to work towards it.  

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