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Senior Procurement Business Partner

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)
46,464 - 50,512
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Senior Procurement Business Partner


Closing Date: 03/06/24
Salary: Salary: 46,464 - 50,512
Position Type: Permanent

Fantastic opportunity to join Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Key role within the team overseeing the Digital, Economy and Corporate Category

About Our Client

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Resources; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.

With a new Mayoral term just starting, a new CEO joining in June and a new Devolution trail blazer deal staring in April 2025, GMCA is at the forefront of developing new and innovative ways of delivering public services. We are looking forward to an exciting future, why not join us?

Job Description

As one of six Senior Procurement Business Partners, this role will be part of the team overseeing the Digital, Economy and Corporate category. These Directorates are at the forefront of delivering Greater Manchester's Devolution Trail Blazer activity, with wide ranging internal and regional scale commercial requirements (both procurements and grants). You'll work closely with senior managers in these departments, providing professional advice and managing resources to deliver their project pipelines for better commercial outcomes. The post holder will support the category lead Senior Procurement Business Partner to assist in carrying out a programme of tender exercises using open, negotiated and dialogue processes. This frequently means working alongside external expertise with a strong focus on collaborating with public sector partners on some of our major activities, including:

· City Region Digital Blueprint

· UK Investment Zones

· Specialist Fire Service hardware and software

The post holder will also be responsible for assisting in delivering GMCA's Mega Vendor project. Working closely with our Deputy Chief Executive you will be exploring closer mutually beneficial partnerships with existing major software/services suppliers on behalf of Greater Manchester's ten local authorities. The focus here will be on stakeholder engagement, innovative solutions and careful negotiation.

You will support the Commercial Leads and Head of Commercial in driving the Business Improvement plan, ensuring that the whole organisation is ready to take advantage of the new ways of working offered under the Procurement Act 2023. Presently we are developing a new Contract Management Framework and the post holder will help to embed this with contract managers.

You'll be expected to influence the direction and scope of the whole team to create better outcomes for the people and businesses of Greater Manchester.

The Successful Applicant

Provide a proactive, responsive commercial service to GMCA supporting the delivery of key, strategic procurement activity across the organisation, ensuring safe, effective and efficient processes are in place and widely used. Lead on high-profile, complex procurement projects to ensure projects are delivered on-time and on-budget and according to agreed specifications. Undertake the negotiation and management of strategic contracts, both capital and revenue and support the contract management arrangements for critical areas of spend.

What's on Offer

Salary: £46,464 - £50,512

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

We offer our employees a competitive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible / hybrid working, access to Local Government Pension Scheme, EV car leasing scheme, buy/sell annual leave, volunteering days and discounted travel season tickets.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, Trans status and non-binary identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender and sexual orientation. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.


Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.


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