Procurement and Supply Chain Manager 

About Croydon
Croydon is one of London’s largest and most diverse boroughs, with distinct communities, thriving district hubs and a vibrant town centre. We are proud of our heritage, creativity and diversity, which will be at the heart of Croydon London’s Borough of Culture 2023 celebrations. We are home to more than 380,000 residents, with the largest number of under 18s of any London borough. We are an outer London borough but have the same issues and needs as our inner London neighbours. Whilst we have faced many challenges over the last 12-months we are clear about the scale of what lies ahead. With clarity comes confidence and determination. We are at a point of looking forward with renewed vigour to create a modern local authority, capable of dealing with tomorrow’s challenges today.

Our future
We are genuinely excited about our future. We will continue to tackle inequality and poverty within the borough. We will provide the best quality services that we can and ensure our most vulnerable residents are safe. Through strong, trusting partnerships, we will find new ways of working to secure the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of all of Croydon’s residents and businesses.
What we need

We are looking for an experienced Procurement and Supply chain manager with a deep understanding of strategic procurement and supply chain management. You will be a leader that can influence and give assurance at the highest levels and be someone that can build and invigorate a workforce behind a clear vision. This is a job for an ambitious and resilient leader who, in the face of challenge, sees opportunity; the opportunity to lead us on our improvement journey and deliver the very best for the residents, communities of Croydon and our partner local authorities.

About the Role
We are seeking a talented and highly skilled individual that can join us in developing the Community Equipment Service (CES).

You will contribute in developing an effective service delivery model for Croydon and our partners. 

You will lead on building strategic relationships with suppliers and partners particularly focused on an effective and uninterrupted supply line and to further develop the market to optimise cost saving on supplies.

The Community Equipment Service provides a vital service to residents, enabling them to maintain their independence at home. Through commercial contract partnerships with other local authorities we enable over 100,000 deliveries a year of essential pieces of health and social care related equipment. We are proud of our track record in delivering innovative commercial solutions which provide cost savings to local authorities, enabling resources to go further. 

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of supply chain management processes and good practice, and will have proven expertise in effectively managing a range of internal and external stakeholders 

We are looking for 1 x Full Time member (36 hours)

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