Procurement Manager

Leicester City Council
City Hall Leicester City Council 115 Charles Street Leicester LE1 1FZ
£43,857 to £46,845
10 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Procurement Manager

Full Time / 37 hours per week / Permanent Contract x 2 posts

Are you ready to join one of the largest Unitary Authorities in England as we embark upon an ambitious programme of transformation? If so, come and joining the Procurement Team at Leicester City Council who have just secured £45m under the Government’s Levelling-Up Programme for multiple schemes across the city. This exciting opportunity is for a Procurement Manager within our Procurement Services team. You will be working in a fast-paced highly dynamic Mayoral Authority with an annual spend of £400m, to procure a whole host of critical contracts for goods works and/or services.

This role plays a key part of improvement, development and innovation of the Procurement service. You can expect autonomy and encouragement in providing new ideas, along with an incredibly varied role where no two days will be the same.

What you’ll be doing

Leading a team of professionals in the delivery of the Council’s procurement function you will develop, mentor and coach an existing team of procurement staff. You will act as procurement lead on a wide variety of high profile and strategic projects. You will be pragmatic, solution-focussed and able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

What You’ll Need

You’ll have proven experience of management within a procurement setting and ideally be a member of CIPS (or equivalent). The successful candidate will have, and be able to demonstrate, extensive experience of procurement process, practice and law. ICT ability is also a must, along with excellent organisation and the ability to work under pressure.

What we can offer you

As a team with an established reputation for staff development and in an environment with a varied workload and a chance to gain experience you will have opportunity for self-development. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and flexible working. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate. For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at our benefits calculator.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Neil Bayliss on @; or tel; 0116 454 4021. If shortlisted, interviews will take place on 7th/8th December 2021.

Total benefit value (includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement): £63,876.44

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