Job Title: Head of Procurement
Salary range: £60,143 – £61,967
Grade: Assembly Grade 4
Directorate: Legal, Governance and Research Services
Business Area/Office: Procurement Office
Accountable to: Director of Legal, Governance and Research Services
Accountable for: Procurement Managers (Assembly Grade 5)
The Head of Procurement is a key post within the Assembly Commission, having full responsibility for developing and implementing procurement policies and procedures across the organisation, influencing strategic decisions and taking overall responsibility for the procurement of high value and high risk goods and services.
The Head of Procurement will be expected to lead the development of all corporate procurement policies, strategies and guidance. The post-holder will ensure that the Assembly Commission embeds best practice and value for money in relevant processes and complies with all legislative and regulatory requirements. The post-holder will be expected to keep fully up-to-date with all procurement developments, including matters relating to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, EU Exit, contract law and other relevant legislation and guidance.
The Head of Procurement currently has delegated authority to approve any procurement strategies for a value greater than £30k and for awarding such contracts.
The main duties and responsibilities of the job include:
Specific Procurement Responsibilities:
Management of the Procurement Office:
Provision of advice, guidance and information:
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).
a) Developing and implementing procurement policies, procedures and guidance;
b) Successfully leading procurement projects with individual values greater than the current procurement thresholds set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015;
c) Leading, managing and supporting staff to ensure effective service delivery and specific outcomes; and
d) Effectively managing the delivery of a programme of complex procurement projects.
Should shortlisting be required, the following shortlisting criteria will be applied:
*Senior level is defined as a Director, Head of Business, NICS Grade 7, company board member or equivalent.
In addition, applicants will be expected to display the following skills and behaviours, which will be assessed at interview.
Delivering a quality service
…is about providing a high-quality and efficient service to our customers. It is thinking ahead, managing resources effectively and delivering work on time and to a high standard. It is also using professional or technical expertise to enhance service delivery.
Building relationships and effective communication
…is creating and maintaining positive, professional and respectful internal and external working relationships through effective and appropriate communications.
Initiating improvement and delivering change
…is looking for and being open to new and innovative ideas and improvements to the service provided. It is being flexible and adapting positively and professionally to sustain performance when the situation changes, workloads increase or priorities change. It is about forming sound, evidence-based decisions and being accountable for results.