Procurement Manager

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Grade L - £40,113 - £46,446 per annum
18 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019

Procurement Manager

Grade L - £40,113 - £46,446 per annum
Based in Leeds City Centre
Closing date – 07 July 2019

The organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to play a leading role in reshaping our local economy and forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority brings together five districts plus York, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.

The role

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Procurement Manager. This newly created post will have the opportunity to work within a recently established procurement team, leading on strategic procurements, leading on strategies for categories of spend and assisting to develop and improve the procurement function.

The team we are developing will undertake some of the most innovative and critical procurement work in the region. The successful individual has the opportunity to work alongside local and national partners at a city regional level, and to contribute to a developing and influential public sector organisation.

The Procurement Managers key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading on key procurements to ensure effective service delivery.
  • Providing support and guidance around procurement processes and options.
  • Ensuring compliance to EU and UK procurement legislation
  • Implementing procurement strategies and policies including Inclusive Growth and Social Value.
  • Providing coaching and training in specialist areas of procurement.

The person

The authority is seeking an experienced, confident, self-motivated and ambitious procurement professional who will drive innovation, improve ways of working and be at the forefront of our commercial relationships with our suppliers, internal customers and wider stakeholders. Key spend categories include construction, IT and professional services and therefore knowledge and experience in one or more of these categories would be a distinct advantage.

For more information about the work of West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit

We offer an excellent benefits package including fully funded regional travel (bus and rail) with the MCard. Access to a generous employer-contribution pension scheme and a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.

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

To submit your application form online please visit by 11.55pm Sunday 07 July 2019. Potential Assessments /Interviews are scheduled for Friday 12 July 2019

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

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