Corporate Procurement Lead in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

As the Corporate Procurement Lead you will be accountable for formulating and delivering agreed procurement strategies to successful conclusion, laying the foundation for realisation of the projects benefits. The CPL will define the delivery, management, roles and responsibilities of the procurement team to ensure collaborative and effective delivery of procurement activities, ensuring delivery to the baseline procurement schedule, which in turn is anchored against the overarching schedule for the programme.

Your responsibilities:

*Lead the procurement team to deliver technical and commercial efficiency ensuring that objectives and success criteria are identified and delivered in line with business expectations
*Support the achievement of governance approval and assurance of all procurement deliverables as defined within the Integrated Management System, ensuring procurement documents are compliantly developed to agreed timelines
*Lead the identification and implementation of innovative procurement approaches to the delivery of projects in order to enhance levels of service and minimise costs, ensuring compliance with the overall strategy, whilst seeking to safeguard contractual and commercial risk
*Provide expert procurement insight to enable the client to make informed choices about the way in which its expenditure is deployed
*Lead the development of positive relationships with Directors/Senior Managers and internal stakeholders to raise awareness of the benefits of a strategic approach to procurement
*Support the Procurement Operations Director in managing the expectations of key stakeholders
*Identify, develop and prepare business cases, reports and committee items and present to the appropriate internal and external stakeholders
*Advise all stakeholders on applicable EU and UK procurement legislation and developments, applicable government policies and procurement routes; to ensure that all activities comply with regulations and subsequently ensure the risk of supplier challenge to any procurement within the team is minimised.

Your Skills:

*Ability to manage and prioritise multiple work streams at different stages of development in order to meet agreed deadlines
*Ability to produce and present documents and reports to stakeholders at various levels within the organisation
*Ability to influence key stakeholders, at all levels, both internally and externally, using objective argument based on analysis
*Ability to operate with autonomy, and where required engage collaboratively across a matrix environment
*Analytical and decision making skills, supported by commercial awareness and negotiating skills for complex propositions
*Ability to develop, lead and support a team, through complex challenges; coaching staff in their career development to achieve their full potential; enabling the team to meet their agreed objectives and ability to display and encourage leadership and management skills
*Ability to define EU procurement life-cycles for specific projects and articulate procedures and policies
*Ability to develop meaningful metrics for procurement selection purposes, incentivisation and contract performance measurements

Your Knowledge:

*Knowledge of EU procurement directives, with awareness of government initiatives and policies with the ability to assess relevancy and defend applicability
*Knowledge of global supply markets relating to infrastructure projects
*Understanding of the supply market for indirect services in the public sector
*Knowledge of procurement related government initiatives and policies with the ability to assess relevancy and defend applicability
*Knowledge of the Utilities Contract Regulations
*Understanding of the concept of spend analysis to achieve efficiencies

Your Experience:

*Experience of procuring contracts ranging in value, delivering savings within a public sector organisation through effective management of procurement processes
*Experience of leading a team to deliver value for money and whole life value propositions, leading the development of procurement strategies, through workshop development, translating this to a procurement strategy and delivering this through assurance and governance
*Experience of leading procurement via early contractor involvement, collaborative and/or incentivised contracts with different pricing and risk models.

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