Procurement Manager Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Wakefield
- £36,019 to £40,619
- 37 hours per week
- Start Date
- As soon as possible
- Please note this position requires driving
This is a unique opportunity for someone to work with a multi-academy trust which is held in highest esteem and recognised as a ‘system trust’ which works directly to the National Schools Commissioner. To that end, the successful candidate would be expected to not only play a substantial role in maintaining and improving upon our high standards but also have the opportunity to help shape policy nationally.
Outwood Grange Academies Trust is an education charity with a track record and national reputation of revolutionary school improvement. We are an organisation which puts students first: we care deeply about children and our aim is to raise standards across not only our own academies but across the wider educational system and ultimately transform children’s life-chances.
As you will no doubt be aware, many public sector bodies are facing a tough financial period, and no school is immune from this. However, at Outwood we have strong systems which are held in the highest regard by the Department for Education/Education Funding Agency which enable the Finance and Operations departments to work hand-in-hand with executives to best deploy our resources and ensure the effective and efficient use of our funding. You will gain a tremendous amount of knowledge about our highly regarded systems and help shape them as we continuously look to improve.
To that end, we are seeking a Procurement Manager to join our trust, who will work closely with the Director of Finance, our Chief Operating Officer and our respective teams to deliver substantial and sustainable savings on the wide array of goods and services that the Trust purchases
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commercially astute and systematic approach to delivering value for money through procurement in a large and complex organisation. Whilst it would be helpful if you had knowledge of this sector it would not be a barrier to any applicant as we will offer significant support and training to ensure you are as successful as possible in this role.
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