The Procurement Team at RBG Kew provide a service which delivers effective Value for Money procurement solutions in support of the organisation’s strategic objectives. We manage a wide and diverse portfolio of work including: service contracts (e.g. consultancy, FM, cleaning, security); concession contracts (e.g. catering, festivals, events); specialist goods (science equipment, orchids, tractors) and minor & major works (refurbishment / new build on a World Heritage Site with 100+ buildings). The variety of activities makes for an interesting and varied workload.
You will work alongside 2 other Procurement Managers supporting the Head of Procurement to provide procurement processes, procedures, strategies and policies in line with national best practice, and the strategic objectives of RBG Kew. You will be someone who enjoys working as part of, and closely with, a small, busy team.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.
We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.
Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi.
You, specifically, will manage a portfolio of procurement projects, providing procurement advice across all levels of the organisation, as required, for the tendering, award and monitoring of a wide range of contracts for works, goods and services. Experience of delivering procurements within the areas of sustainability and energy management and/or contraction would useful but are not essential.
You will be an experienced generalist, capable of working across various categories of spend. You will have, or be working towards, Chartered institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) professional standard (or equivalent) and/or have relevant experience of working in a public sector/charitable organisation.
You will have a working knowledge of public sector procurement, specifically the Procurement legislation, formal Tender processes and purchasing through frameworks and collaborative arrangements. You will be highly organised and a strong multi-tasker, who is an articulate and persuasive communicator, who can influence and constructively challenge others.
Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Closing Date: 02/05/2021
Interviews are planned for week commencing 10th May.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please.