All Locations
UK
Procurement
Advertising Salary
£29,147 - £49,592
Vacancy Type
Permanent
External Advertising End Date
23 Jun 2024
Basis
Full Time
Hours Per Week
37

About The Role

The Senior Procurement Business Partner will proactively lead and manage specific high-profile areas of spend and specialisms. You’ll be accountable for high levels of performance, setting the standard for others to follow, putting our customers first and supporting our shared mind-set to achieve our strategic objectives.

The Procurement team currently has 5 members committed to supporting our objectives.

Social connections and community activities are at the heart of creating healthier, happier lives and a flourishing society. That’s why The National Lottery Community Fund supports amazing community-led projects. And why we’re looking to make a bigger difference in the years ahead, by listening and responding to communities and by focusing on supporting bolder change.

The role will be key in reviewing process efficiency, utilising e-procurement systems, and interpreting data to inform better decision making and improvements within the function and the wider organisation.

You will work closely and collaboratively with other specialist Business Partners within the Fund, and the wider organisation and assist from time to time with any other work or special project as may be assigned. You will be in an environment and an opportunity where you will have a lot of influence over the direction of teams strategy.

You will be:

  • highly skilled in key procurement principles and practices, with the ability to devise long term strategies for procurement and build trusting collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to develop a forward plan of procurement projects and actions.
  • supporting the Fund and its shared service clients which will enable them to comply with statutory and regulatory frameworks and identify opportunities for innovation, key deliverables, and commercial solutions.
  • improving procurement processes, as well as contributing to the development of contract management across the Fund.
  • key in raising the profile of the team using your excellent relationships and network, so that business partners are engaged at an early stage and champion procurement activity throughout the organisation.
  • responsible for managing and delivering a variety of projects, you will act as a key project team member on cross-departmental projects and reflecting best practice in all you do in order to protect the Fund from risk, exercise its legal rights and deliver value for money.
  • Developing and maintaining guidance and template materials to manage risk and compliance and/or deliver value for money, which are fit for purpose and user friendly in line with the Fund’s Strategic Framework is an essential requirement.

Of course, you’ll also need to work within the Fund’s policies and procedures and the necessary legislation, and in a way that is in line with our vision and principles. If the role is based in Wales, or supports customers or colleagues in Wales, an understanding of Welsh language legislation and the Welsh Language Standards of the Fund is required.

Interview Date: Week commencing 1st July - virtual

Location:  We have a hybrid approach to working, work pattern and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. The role can be based at any of our UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role specifically, please contact: [email protected]

Any questions about the recruitment process, please email: [email protected] 

Please align your supporting statement to the criteria below, this is how your application will be scored

Essential criteria

  1. Demonstrable strategic commercial awareness and strong working knowledge of key principles of procurement and supplier relationships including knowledge of Contract Management Principles.
  2. Experience of procuring large value complex and/or specialist contracts through PCR15 processes.
  3. Ability to demonstrate the value of procurement to stakeholders, and able to explain complex legal and regulatory requirements to non-procurement colleagues.
  4. Able to work as part of a team, taking responsibility for coaching and mentoring junior colleagues.
  5. Evidence experience around your approach to work in a busy environment with competing business needs and deadlines
  6. Take responsibility for own continuing professional development, keeping up to date with new legislation, case law or other material changes affecting procurement.

Desirable criteria

  1. Willing to work towards MCIPS qualification and other appropriate learning and development opportunities.
  2. Understanding of environmental and social value issues relating to procurement
 
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why The National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 

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