Procurement Specialist
London, Great Britain
12d ago


Based at Sidcup, Kent with travel to our office in Stratford, East London

This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly formed Group Procurement team charged with delivering significant business benefits across L&Q.

The ideal candidate will be MCIPS qualified with demonstrable category management experience of large value contracts in both the public and private sectors.

A successful track record of managing a portfolio of categories and delivering outstanding value, together with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills are all essential for this role.

Key Duties will include :

  • Provide advice on the development of contractual arrangements and competitive procedures and ensuring this are aligned with UK and EU Procurement Legislation within all categories
  • Experience of working across multiple disciplines including Building Services, M&E and Construction
  • Analyse Data on the purchase to pay systems
  • Implement the procurement strategy and ensuring this meets business objectives
  • Liaising with stakeholders including customers, contractors and consultants,
  • Identifying significant opportunities to reduce costs, reduce operational and commercial risks and increase value via the collection and interpretation of detailed and complex information
  • Negotiate with and influence suppliers to achieve improved service and quality
  • Take an active role in leading development of innovative procurement strategies against defined commodity areas assigned
  • Work with both suppliers and operational areas of the business to explore and investigate opportunities where costs can be reduced, quality improved and processes simplified
  • Ensure that contracts within your area of responsibility deliver full life value for money
  • Ensure procurement activity delivers against procurement strategy and assigned portfolio
  • Provide advice and guidance relating to procurement regulations to the wider organisation.
  • If you think you have the drive, determination and experience required to fulfil this role then we would like to hear from you.

    We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

    We value diversity in all its facets, including gender, dis / ability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

    We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you're interested in part time working or job sharing.

    In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.

    g. a change to working hours - if it's feasible then we'll make it happen.

    L&Q manages over 90,000 homes across the capital and the South East, regenerating communities throughout the region and we are set to become London's largest developer of new homes.

    For ten years running we have been included in the Great Place to Work index and are currently placed 29th.

    Our vision is that everyone should have a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.

    At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.

    This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

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