Job title: Head of Procurement and Contract Management
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal/external
HOURS OF WORK: 36 hour p/w
JOB STATUS: Permanent
SALARY PER ANNUM: £55,346-£68,835pa (dependant on skills and experience)
DIRECTORATE: Corporate Services
LOCATION: RBG Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (also known as RBG Kew) was founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. As well as being one of London’s top visitor attractions, RBG Kew is also a world leader in plant science and conservation. Our work helps to discover and describe the world’s plant and fungal diversity (http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/index.htm), safeguard the world's plant life for our future, promote the sustainable use of plants and inspire an appreciation of plants and the environment.
RBG Kew is developing its internal procurement service to provide an agile service which delivers effective Value for Money procurement solutions in support of the organisation’s strategic objectives.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, you will develop and deliver a high quality and effective Procurement Function for RBG Kew and Kew Enterprises. You will work closely with colleagues and budget holders to coordinate effective procurement channels, ensuring Value for Money solutions are achieved and savings targets are met. Our total non-pay procurement including capital projects is in the region of £35m per annum.
Setting up this function, developing our internal competence and working closely with the Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Procurement team will require an experienced and dynamic individual with great influencing skills and a sound knowledge of a range of interesting procurement solutions in the public sector.
You will be a seasoned professional, and will work at and be educated to CIPS professional standard. You will have a relevant body of post qualification experience and a proven background of working with a wide range of goods, works and services procurement. You will have solid experience of working in a public sector/charitable organisation along with excellent knowledge of UK and EU legislation, OJEU processes and government frameworks. Great communication skills and the ability to influence and constructively challenge others when necessary are also essential.
Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.
CLOSING DATE: 4th March 2013
INTERVIEW DATE: Week commencing 11th March 2013
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