Procurement and Contracts Manager - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
37 hours per week
Leeds City Centre
Grade L: £40,113 (2020 pay award pending)

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership work with local councils and businesses to ensure that everyone in our region benefits from a strong, successful economy and a modern, accessible transport network.

Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people, 1.5 million jobs, over 120,000 businesses and represents the largest, and perhaps the most diverse, economy outside London.

The Combined Authority has an exciting opportunity for a Procurement and Contracts Manager. This role will lead the development and delivery of strategic and complex procurements and provide expert contract management advice on wide range of issues. This role will mainly be supporting the delivery of capital funded projects over different funding streams. The post holder will provide expertise and leadership in a specific category or as contract management lead for the team. The role will also act as a business partner to a defined stakeholder group.

Category expertise in any of the following areas would be advantageous for this role: civil construction, general construction, professional services or significant contract management expertise.

You will have an excellent track record of successfully delivering strategic procurements and providing contract management oversight. You will have extensive knowledge and experience of best practice procurement and contract management methodologies. You must hold a relevant professional qualification and have strong practical knowledge of applicable legislation.

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We offer an excellent benefits package including 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, access to the local government pension scheme (with generous employer contributions) and fully funded travel throughout West Yorkshire by bus and rail with the MCard. We also offer an encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Review the Role Profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

For more information and details of how to apply, please visit our recruitment site by 23:55pm on Friday 23 October 2020. The job reference is: Ref: R/P2d. Any further query, please contact Faye Barker, Head of Procurement and Contract Management on 0113 2517313.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to all applicants. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

23 October 2020, 11:55 PM