Procurement Project Manager (INTERIM)
My client is a leading local authority based in Central London. They are seeking a dynamic and competent individual to join their team on a Fixed Term basis. The role This is an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Project Manager to lead, shape and steer the delivery of individual complex procurement projects at OJEU levels and above. You will take projects from initiation through to contract implementation with a strong focus on engaging the market throughout to incorporate best practice and innovation into services and commercial models to maximise savings and outcomes for residents. As the Procurement Project Manager you will actively contribute to the increased commercial skills of colleagues throughout the organisationl, in particular implementing a new self-service model for low value or less complex procurements. Working closely and pro-actively with service leads from across the organisation, the post holder will provide a professional and 'value adding' procurement service. This will include the development of appropriate procurement approach options and provide challenge for commissioners to deliver required service objectives, innovation and value for money. The post holder will act with autonomy within the role to produce high quality procurement documentation and robustly and transparently manage all stages of the procurement and governance processes. Person Specification You will have CIPS certification or experience working within a professional / commercial procurement environment; Responsibility in previous roles for leading the delivery of complex public sector (or similar) procurement projects, mainly through tendering to deliver savings against demanding timescales is essential; You will have experience of working effectively with a range of professionals in service areas demonstrating excellent stakeholder engagement and interpersonal skills.