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Contracts & Procurement Director

    Sector: Skills and Apprenticeship

    Salary: Competitive

    Location: Nationwide

    Contact: Stuart Duffey

    Job ref: 15006

    Published: 15th February 2024

    Expiry date: 30th April 2024

Contracts & Procurement Director

Join a Leading Education and Skills Provider

Are you ready to step into a pivotal role that drives strategic direction and operational excellence? Look no further! Our client, a reputable education and skills provider with an Ofsted grade 2 rating, is on the lookout for a dynamic Contracts & Procurement Director to spearhead their commercial contracting, procurement, and information security initiatives. With plans for expansion through contract wins, acquisitions, and diversification, this is your chance to make a significant impact and be part of an exciting journey!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Reporting directly to the CFO, you will play a key role in overseeing commercial contracting, procurement, and information security functions, aligning them with the organization’s growth objectives.
  • Information Security Management: Manage the internal Information Security team and lead efforts towards achieving accreditation of ISO27001, ensuring robust protection of sensitive data and systems.
  • Risk Management: Consolidate and oversee the organization’s overall business Risk Register, proactively identifying and mitigating risks to safeguard business interests.
  • Procurement Excellence: Take charge of procurement activities, collaborating with numerous suppliers to drive cost savings and optimize efficiencies across the business.
  • Contractual Expertise: Serve as the legal lead for renegotiating contracts with the organization’s partners, ensuring compliance and maximizing value for 16-19 funding initiatives.
  • Policy Development: Develop and implement robust policies, processes, procedures, and systems to support the organization’s future growth trajectory, fostering a culture of excellence and compliance.
  • Training & Education: Provide internal guidance documents and training sessions to educate the business on best practices in procurement and contract management, empowering teams to make informed decisions.
  • Stakeholder Management: Take full oversight of the organization’s contractual relationships, fostering positive partnerships and driving mutually beneficial outcomes.

This is a rare opportunity to join a forward-thinking organization poised for growth and innovation. If you’re a strategic thinker with a passion for driving operational excellence, we want to hear from you!

Why Join Us:

  • Dynamic Environment: Be part of a vibrant and innovative team driving positive change in the education and skills sector.
  • Career Growth: Take your career to new heights with ample opportunities for professional development and advancement.
  • Impactful Work: Make a tangible impact on the organization’s growth trajectory and contribute to shaping the future of education.
  • Competitive Benefits: Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive salary, bonus potential, and generous leave entitlements.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and join a winning team, apply now for the position of Contracts & Procurement Director and be part of our client’s exciting journey towards excellence and growth!


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