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Procurement and Contracts Manager

Location:  52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF
Salary:  £42,683 to £45,591 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Published:  Friday 10 January 2020
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 26 January 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR-0151-19-R

An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a lead role with West Lancashire Borough Council as Procurement and Contracts Manager. The Council is ambitious for our Economy and Environment and the Health and Wellbeing of local people and we strive to deliver the best possible services for all our residents and stakeholders.  

West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside. The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk. Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity with a number of thriving employment estates, busy shopping centres and exciting plans for the Town Centre. 

As an experienced procurement expert, with degree level qualifications and a relevant professional qualification desirable but not essential, you will lead the development of the Council’s approach to procurement and provide sound advice on contract and procurement matters.  You will be the key contact on legislation and best practice and conduct complex procurement exercises.  Excellent drafting skills and the ability to prepare specifications and contract documents are essential.  You will also have excellent negotiation and communication skills. This is a crucial senior role, operating corporately within the Council. It will involve liaison at all levels within the Council and with external organisations. 

For an informal chat about this post please contact Marc Taylor, Head of Finance, Procurement and Property Services on 01695 585092.

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