Head of Procurement - Office of Government Procurement

Public Jobs
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
10 May 2022
26 May 2022
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is responsible for leading the transformation of public procurement across the public sector, for developing the procurement policy framework, and for providing supports to public bodies and suppliers.  The State spends over €17 billion annually on goods, services and works and public procurement plays a leading role in ensuring that this expenditure is fully leveraged to support the achievement of climate goals, social benefits and responsible business conduct.  The OGP plays an important role in demonstrating public sector leadership in these areas.

The Procurement Policy, Service Delivery and Digital Transformation Division of the OGP is a new division which will integrate the Policy, Service Delivery and Digital functions.  Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Head of the Division will have responsibility for leading the development of Government’s procurement policy framework, for client delivery and for developing and implementing a comprehensive digital procurement strategy. The person will be a key policy adviser to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of significant achievement at a senior level, with a demonstrated ability to set strategic vision, delivering clear outcomes against strategic goals,
  • Experience which demonstrates clear evidence of both transformational and operational leadership as a senior leader;
  • Experience in leading programmes of innovation, change or digital process improvement;
  • Experience in policy development and implementation and the ability to lead effectively in a complex policy environment;
  • A track record of successful delivery and governance of complex programmes and/or operations;
  • An ability to engage with Government and the political system at the highest levels;
  • Excellent leadership, communication and people skills, with the ability to build lasting relationships and proven experience in leading teams;
  • The ability to quickly develop a deep understanding of the fiscal, legislative, policy, political and market context in which public procurement is to be delivered.

This is a Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position. 

If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this role, contact Sandra Cairns on sandra.cairns@publicjobs.ie.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 15:00 on Thursday, 26 May, 2022.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.