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Interim Senior Procurement Manager

Interim Senior Procurement Manager

  • Location

    Bedfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Risk and Compliance, Finance

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Sam Solt

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  • Job ref:

    SS - 14363_1605871465

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Interim Senior Procurement Manager

Interim Senior Procurement Manager required for a 3 month rolling contract with a Local Authority to lead a savings programme across a number of categories/

This role will be working from home, even when back to normal but may be required in the office once in a fortnight if needed for any reason.

Key activities

  • Analyse historical spend data, categorise expenditure.
  • Liaise with internal departments to understand what products and services are being procured. Ability to quickly assimilate an understanding of specifications and key requirements.
  • Develop category plans to achieve savings in agreed timescales. Determine the best route to market to achieve commercial goals.
  • Influence internal stakeholders to ensure organisation wide support for category plans. Draft briefing papers to ensure senior level support.
  • Manage different sourcing processes including: OJEU tenders, framework call-offs, supplier negotiations, contract extensions.
  • Manage multiple projects to conclusion, implementing new contractual arrangements and achieving savings / budget reductions.
  • The role is based on remote home working.


  • At least 5 years procurement experience. Good knowledge of the public contract regulations is preferred.
  • Experience of delivering significant savings across a range of categories.
  • Ability to assimilate data and develop savings programmes, setting out key tasks and timescales.
  • Self-motivated, an ability to make things happen despite occasional organisational inertia. Ability to organise and prioritise in a home working environment.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Good commercial skills.
  • Good written communication skills.
  • Flexible - ability to work on several projects at the same time.

Please note, this is considered Inside IR35.

To discuss, please call Sam on 01483 213 304.