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Contract & Framework Manager Post Ref R/P3

Grade L SP1-4 £38,443 - £44,512 per annum. All appointments are recruited to SP1. Closing date 29th January 2018. Based in Leeds City Centre

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Contracts and Framework Manager. This newly created post will have the opportunity to work within a new procurement team, leading on the management of key contracts and framework agreements. The role will also include leading on strategies to embed contract management within the organisation whilst assisting to develop and improve the procurement function.

The authority is seeking an experienced, confident, self-motivated and ambitious procurement professional who will drive innovation, improve ways of working and be at the forefront of our commercial relationships with our suppliers, internal customers and wider stakeholders.

The team we are establishing will undertake some of the most innovative and critical procurement work in the region. The successful individual has the opportunity to work alongside local and national partners at a city regional level, and to contribute to a developing and influential public sector organisation.

The Contracts & Framework Managers key responsibilities will include:
• Leading on management of key contracts and frameworks to ensure effective service delivery.
• Providing support and guidance around contract management and contract variation processes and options.
• Ensuring compliance to EU and UK procurement legislation
• Providing coaching and training in specialist areas of contract management
• Implementing procurement strategies and policies including Inclusive Growth and Social Value.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexitime working scheme.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Please submit your application by 11.55pm Monday 29th January. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 8th February 2018.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail.

No Agencies please.
Candidate information will be retained by WYCA for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

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