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Procurement Manager - Housing

Job Description

Procurement Manager

3 months, Inside IR35


About the role

To provide strategic direction on procurement and best practice advice for the Housing & Communities service using a category management approach.

To oversee performance and overall management of Housing & Communities contracts, ensuring compliance with the RBC Contract Procurement Regulations, understanding and overseeing organisational governance, regulatory frameworks and procedures are complied with throughout the service.

To lead and oversee the delivery of a Procurement Plan, ensuring projects are delivered on time and to the right quality, and that there is proper compliance with Procurement Standing Orders and with relevant regulation and legislation. This will include leading the most complex procurement programmes to put in place major strategic contracts and ensuring that project delivery and benefits realisation is properly monitored and recorded.


  • Significant experience of leading procurement/contracts activity across a number of teams
  • Experience of tendering for services, goods and works, preparing necessary documentation.
  • Experience of supplier management and principles of supplier development.
  • Experience and knowledge of Public Sector whole lifecycle contract management, from soft market testing and pre-procurement, through to contract exit, with the ability to exploit them through application of tactics to drive best value for money.
  • Experienced in negotiating to achieve and maintain the necessary level of improvement/ for extracting maximum value using appropriate commercial levers in contracts
  • Experience in building strong relationships with suppliers to keep aware of product and service development and wider market trends.
  • Detailed understanding of relevant supply markets within the sphere of Housing & Communities

About the Candidate

  • Awareness of what best practice looks like for services being delivered and what other authorities are doing in the field.
  • Knowledge of how to terminate contracts appropriately and legally where necessary.
  • Able to support research and comparison into delivery models across both Public and Private Sector, including the development of options, feasibility, and support of business case preparation.
  • Established technical writing skills and the ability to develop/support the development of robust Business Cases.
  • Awareness of relevant legislation.
  • Ability to participate on cross-functional teams to resolve complex challenges and shape future opportunities.
  • Ability to show Continual Professional Development in financial industry and practises
  • Ability to work multiple complex initiatives simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to dialogue, negotiate, influence and work with all levels of internal stakeholder and external suppliers collaboratively and constructively.

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