National Museums Liverpool

Procurement Business Partner

Liverpool, Merseyside
£42,840 Per Annum
14 Jul 2022
22 Aug 2022
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Do you have a positive, proactive attitude and enjoy delivering exceptional customer service?  Do you have a curious mindset, enjoy problem solving and have excellent attention to detail?


If so, come and join our newly formed Procurement Department at National Museums Liverpool. Our mission is to create a commercially focused, efficient, effective, professional and fully qualified Procurement team to deliver outstanding sustainable strategic value through innovative and best value commercial arrangements.


To achieve our Vision 2030 we have many exciting prestigious procurement projects. Total revenue and capital expenditure which falls within the scope of procurement over the next 3 years is estimated between £90 and £100 million. As this is a new team the opportunities to make a difference are vast, and you will get involved with projects for the redevelopment of our International Slavery Museum and Canning Docks as part of the famous Liverpool Albert Dock’s Waterfront transformation, several innovative exhibition programmes, visitor experience, estates management and everything in-between – this means you will need to be proactive and action oriented, work with initiative and able to manage your own time well.  


We are currently recruiting for an experienced enthusiastic Procurement Business Partner to help drive efficiency and procurement best practice as we establish our Procurement Department across our Group.


As Procurement Business Partner, you will lead on a wide variety of high-profile procurements, working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment. You will use your procurement experience and commercial expertise to positively impact procurement across National Museums Liverpool and be challenged to apply innovative ways of thinking and working.  Effective relationship building is a must as you will be assisting in embedding new processes, policy and procedures to support procurement maturity across the Group.   You will also understand the risks involved in procurement practices and be able to influence and persuade stakeholders to drive value for money, procurement strategy, and contract management.


You must have practical experience of running end-to-end public procurement procedures, from specification development, preparing tender documents, evaluation, supplier and contract management. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this client-supplier focused role and being fully MCIPS qualified will be advantageous.  IT literacy, numeracy, effective problem-solving skills and use of initiative are also key, along with excellent organisational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritise work.


If this sounds like an exciting opportunity and you think you match the job description, then we would love to hear from you. Click on the link to apply with your CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the experience outlined in the person specification.


To find out more and to ask questions, we will be hosting a virtual ‘Recruitment Live Event’ on Monday, 8 August at 4.30pm.  When the time comes, click on this link to join us at our online event - Live Insight event Monday 8 August 2022 - 16:30pm. It will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Don’t worry, you don’t need to install anything; you simply click the link and join.


Interviews to be held on: Wednesday, 31 August or Thursday, 1 September 2022; which may be virtual or in-person. Short-listed candidates will be advised nearer the time.

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