Procurement Lead (Estates, IT, Professional Services and the Procurement Hub)
MI5, MI6 and GCHQ
Salaries: Central London: £48,305 - £56,163/Cheltenham: £45,341 - £53,023
Location: Central London and Cheltenham
Extraordinary Procurement Roles.
MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, our UK intelligence agencies, work together to keep the country safe. Our procurement teams play a vital role in this, providing expert services which have a direct impact on our success. We’re now searching for enthusiastic Procurement Leads who’ll relish the opportunity to deliver our agencies’ challenging projects.
About the roles
These are extraordinary roles working in sensitive operational areas. It means you’ll manage existing portfolio agreements, delivering them on time, working closely with customers, and resolving contractual issues if necessary.
We’re recruiting in specialisms including Estates, IT, Professional Services and roles within the Procurement Hub. So we’re particularly interested in people with knowledge in these areas. There’ll be opportunities to move between specialisms, so having experience in one doesn’t mean you can’t join another.
We’re looking for people who can deliver complex procurement projects and who can apply best-practice processes and methodologies. You’ll have experience of reducing costs using your smart commercial thinking, customer focus and category management. It’s also essential that you’ve previously brought about successful change in a team.
You have a natural ability to build relationships with our customers, suppliers and sponsors. And as well as motivating, mentoring and coaching others, you’re keen to develop your own skills. With our support, you can work towards a degree-level qualification, MCIPS or business equivalent.
The UK Intelligence Agencies are Equal Opportunities employers, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.
Apply now and discover extraordinary purchases.
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