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Head of Procurement Post Ref. R/P1

Grade O SP1-4 £58,815 - £68,101 per annum. All appointments are recruited to at SP1 with incremental increase. Based in Leeds City Centre

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Head of Procurement. This newly created post will have the opportunity to establish and manage a new procurement team, devise and implement new strategies and then continue to develop and improve the procurement function.   

The authority is seeking an experienced, confident, self-motivated and ambitious procurement professional who will drive innovation, improve ways of working and be at the forefront of our commercial relationships with our suppliers, internal customers and wider stakeholders.    

The team we are establishing will undertake some of the most innovative and critical procurement work in the region.  The successful individual has the opportunity to work alongside local and national partners at a city regional level, and to contribute to a developing and influential public sector organisation 

The Head of Procurement key responsibilities will include:

Leading the procurement team to ensure effective service delivery.

Delivering the full range of procurement services to the organisation.

Providing support and guidance around procurement processes and options.

Developing and implementing procurement strategies and policies including Inclusive Growth and Social Value.

Providing coaching and training of specialist areas of procurement and contracts.

Responsibility for ensuring procurement activities and spend are compliant and fully auditable.            

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexitime working scheme.   

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. 

Please submit your application by close of business on  Monday 30th October 2017.      Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th November 2017

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail.   

No Agencies please. 

Candidate information will be retained by WYCA for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

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