Corporate Procurement Manager

Wakefield district - Hybrid working in line with our WorkSmart policy
09 Dec 2021
09 Jan 2022
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and professional Corporate Procurement Manager to join our Resources Team. In this role, you will lead a professional Procurement team who are committed to driving positive change through procurement activity which is central to the organisation. The procurement function is governance led and provides advice and guidance to colleagues engaging in all procurement activities.

You will be at the forefront of all WDHs most important commercial projects and be directly responsible for developing innovative and value driven procurement strategies that will make a positive and proactive contribution to the overall Business Strategy and management of the organisation.

You will have an opportunity to shape how goods, works and services are commissioned, as well as challenge the way the business purchases through use and management of procurement IT systems and spend analytics. WDH is in the process of considering a contract management system, some experience of system implementation will be desirable.

With a strong emphasis on ensuring WDH meets its contractual obligations, this role is intrinsic to developing new and sustainable approaches to procurement which will be at the forefront of supporting growth, regeneration and social value.

What we’re looking for:

  • full membership of CIPS;
  • significant management and senior level procurement experience with knowledge of construction management;
  • strong knowledge of PCR2015 procurement rules and processes;
  • strong presentation skills and the ability to promote the organisation to a wide range of individuals and external contacts, and
  • strong negotiating skills and an ability to present ideas and technical information with clarity.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Shaeen Azam, Director of Finance on 07854503003.

As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) and statutory bank holidays;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • a very attractive pension scheme (14.8% employer contribution); and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

About us:

Since WDH was established in 2005, we have gone from strength to strength. We are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and our wider operating area across the north of England.

Our vision is to create confident communities. This is underpinned by our mission which is to inspire, transform and promote excellence and our values - to be creative, inclusive and work with integrity.

WDH is much more than bricks and mortar. We go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer services. We innovate, create and regenerate. To find out more, visit our about us page.

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