Procurement Manager

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 23 July 2019

Salary: £40,400 FTE

Procurement Manager


London & Partners is the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency. We promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Our aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth.  

It is our privilege to promote London around the world, working in partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA), Department of Trade & Investment (DIT), VisitBritain and other destination marketing organisations, the London boroughs and many other key stakeholders, as well as our 1,000-plus private sector partners.   

Our target audiences are leisure and business tourists, event organisers, overseas businesses and investors, and prospective higher education students. Our marketing and promotional activities are designed to encourage visits, investments and spend in London now, as well as building London’s reputation to support its long term success. Our mission is to tell London's story brilliantly. 

We are a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. 

This role is being offered on either a part-time basis (3 days per week) or full time basis. 

Purpose of role 

This is a specialist role.  The Procurement Manager will be responsible for advising staff and managers within the business on procurement options available and then assisting them in their tendering, procurement and contracting activities.  The role also includes managing procurement activity on significant contracts across a number of indirect categories for the organisation ensuring compliance with Public Contract Regulation 2015 (PCR2015) and EU Regulations.  The Procurement Manager will also be responsible for maintaining an overview of the Company’s contracts and supplier listings to ensure compliance with all regulations. 

Key tasks 

  • Provide advice and guidance to L&P staff on procurement and contractual issues 
  • Support staff who are following procurement processes, running tenders and awarding contracts to ensure that the correct procedures are followed and EU Regulations are complied with at all times 
  • Provide training to staff with specification writing, evaluating and conducting compliant procurement exercises 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal customers and suppliers to ensure compliance with procurement procedures 
  • Assist with negotiating benefits on new and existing contracts for services and cost improvement 
  • Engage and influence key customers in the business to define new and effective procurement strategies and cost saving opportunities 
  • Ensure transparency obligations are met 
  • Proactively review suppliers and contracts to identify procurement required and potential savings  
  • Manage the supplier review process to ensure suppliers are being managed and performing to contractual service levels 
  • Manage the operation of the procurement function, including communications, training and the procurement intranet page 

You'll Have

Personal specification 

The successful candidate will demonstrate: 

Knowledge and Experience 

  • MCIPS qualification (essential) 
  • Experience in public sector procurement (essential) 
  • Previous experience of improving processes and policies 
  • Working knowledge of budgets/financial targets 
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written 
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Office products Word and Excel 
  • Experience of negotiating and influencing all levels of internal customers 
  • Track record of applying procurement best practice including  PCR2015 
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and customers 
  • Experience in leading commercial negotiation of small to medium contracts. 

Personal style and behaviour 

  • Successfully uses innovative and creative problem solving to implement plans and objectives.  
  • Able to adjust comfortably to, and remains productive within the context of ambiguous and fast changing priorities and cultural agendas. 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Successfully uses business challenges and opportunities to improve personal performance. 
  • Able to maintain successful relationships with internal and external networks that work to mutual benefit 
  • Able to communicate a clear sense of purpose, direction and success to internal & external stakeholders in a self-assured and articulate manner. 
  • Able to deliver projects with the team using all available resources, measuring and monitoring performance throughout. 
  • Has a passion for London. 

You'll get

We are an equal opportunities employer, and are committed to giving people the same opportunities for employment, pay, and promotion, without discrimination against anyone.

These are standard job terms, however various flexible working options will be considered should they meet the needs for the business. Examples could include job share, part time, flexible shifts and home working. Let us know how we can best support you to achieve the right work/life balance.

If you need to receive this information and/or apply in an alternative format, please contact London & Partners by emailing or call 020 7234 5800 to discuss how we can help.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Application Process

Applications may be reviewed as they are received, so please apply as soon as possible.

Please note that London & Partners is not a sponsoring organisation so all applicants are required to have existing right to work in the UK.



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