Head of Supply Chain Management

Boston Spa, Wetherby
£56,000 pa
07 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

POST TITLE  Head of Supply Chain Management

SALARY SB3 - £56,000 pa

FULL TIME – 36 hours



We seek a professional Head of Supply Chain Management to lead, develop and implement a supply chain management strategy to ensure the British Library secures optimum value for money from its suppliers and contractors within a sound governance framework.


You will be a good people manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply with significant strategic level experience in managing a procurement and contract management function in a large and complex organisation gained from both the public and private sectors.  You will have proven expertise in commercial negotiations for multi-million pound contracts for goods, services and works and have an in depth knowledge of Government procurement strategy including a thorough knowledge of UK & EU law as it affects procurement


As the most senior lead on procurement at the Library you will interact and influence at all levels and will need to build strong partnerships with key stakeholders across the business.


The opportunity is not for the feint hearted - with c£50m p.a. business as usual contractual spend per annum, the Library is delivering major transformational multi-million pound development programmes at its St Pancras and Boston Spa sites as well as developing a presence in Leeds.


Closing Date: 18 April 2021

Interview Date: week commencing 26 April 2021

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum 26.6%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

More about the British Library

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At the moment we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: 03606

For an informal discussion, please contact Jayne King, Head of Finance, Jayne.king@bl.uk

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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.


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