We have an excellent opportunity for a proactive and flexible Procurement Lead to support the Head of Procurement in the development, implementation and delivery of the charity’s procurement strategy and associated procurement policy.
Position: Procurement Lead
Location: Sidmouth, initially home working, then flexibility for home/office working
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £44,000 per annum
Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.
Closing Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021
The Procurement Department works to ensure that the charity makes the best use of its resources by seeking value for money on ethical and sustainable third party spend, offering strategic advice and guidance on purchasing and supply issues, managing supply risk and providing operational support. Working with a network of UK and internationally based suppliers covering such diverse categories of spend as animal welfare, feed and veterinary supplies; utilities, building and facilities management products and services; capital equipment and projects; marketing and communication services and IT and telecoms, general administration and professional services.
- Overall responsibility for the delivery of all strategic and transactional procurement
- Develop and deliver a portfolio of procurement strategies within your business area
- Forge, develop and nurture excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Facilitate key internal stakeholders’ understanding of procurement strategy and policies
- Line management responsibilities
As Procurement Lead, you will ideally be a full member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (or working towards achieving full membership), with working experience of strategic procurement, sourcing, category management and managing the end-to-end procurement cycle,
You will have knowledge and experience of:
- Applying procurement and organisational policy objectives during the strategic sourcing process
- Incorporating cost, quality, ethical and sustainability considerations in to procurement decisions
- Supplier markets and a working knowledge of legal terminology and language related to supplier agreements and contracts
If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please complete our on-line application form, which should include your uploaded curriculum vitae
You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.
About the Organisation
The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”
We are a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
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