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Commissioning Manager - Strategic Sourcing

  • Location:

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

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  • Salary:

    Up to £425 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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Commissioning Manager - Strategic Sourcing- Kingston

Commissioning Manager (strategic Sourcing) - focusing on ASC and Public Health

Your new role

As the Procurement Governance Manager, you will report directly to the Corporate Head of Service for Commissioning and Procurement and play a key role in ensuring commissioning and procurement governance, compliance and good practice within the team and wider Council.

Your role will help to drive these changes through commissioning and procurement practices that deliver better value for Kingston's communities and support the development of an 'enterprising' culture across the Council.

Your role will include
* To lead, manage and monitor the commissioning of high quality services across a range of Council spend areas
* To deliver high value/high risk procurement projects including market engagement, tendering, evaluation and contract execution
* identify opportunities for cost reduction through the implementation of alternative commercial solutions
* To engage with providers to deliver significant procurement and operational efficiencies, including financial savings
* To understand, shape and manage markets to ensure sustainable services are in place
* To provide professional procurement leadership and advice to stakeholders across the council
* To develop and maintain best practice commissioning, procurement and contract management arrangements in the Council, working with staff to review and transform existing practice.