Procurement, Frameworks and Category Management – Housing Association
Endeavour Recruitment has an exciting role for a Frameworks and Commercial Manager with Procurement experience to join our client, a London based Housing Association.
You will need a solid background in Procurement, Frameworks and Category Management and ideally experience with Housing Associations. If you lack the Housing Association experience, previous Public sector experience as well as Contraction / Development / maintenance can be looked at.
The role is Hybrid, 2 days a week onsite in London
Can you help us to deliver outstanding residential-led developments through successful partnerships with our contractors and professional consultants?
Our client, a market leader in the Housing and Property Market requires a Frameworks and Commercial Manager, you’ll provide technical and commercial leadership and support on procurement, frameworks, supply chain management, and contracts.
The role is for an ASAP start and for an initial 6 month duration.
This is a Multi-Billion Pound organisation. The development pipeline includes a range of exciting projects that will deliver high quality new homes and create diverse and thriving communities. They are commercially minded whilst keeping our social purpose at the heart of everything we do.
This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking for a varied role where you can apply your existing skills and expertise to a new set of challenges, whilst developing your knowledge further within a friendly and supportive team. You can help improve the way we work, and have a positive impact by driving quality, regulatory compliance and value for money.
We create our own frameworks of contractors and professional consultants, who we work with to deliver our development projects.
You’ll be responsible for managing these frameworks and other approved supplier lists, to help achieve the best outcomes from suppliers on both cost and quality. This will include maintaining and developing professional relationships with existing and new consultants and contractors. You’ll also lead on the procurement of any new and replacement frameworks, with the help of our corporate Procurement Team.
Our development project managers are responsible for running selection processes and contracting with consultants and contractors for their projects. You’ll support them in doing so, guiding and challenging your colleagues to achieve compliance and best practice.
You’ll monitor and oversee all tendering and contract activities across the Development department, develop intelligence on suppliers’ capabilities and performance, improve our suite of standard template documents and procedures, deliver training and guidance, and help colleagues with day-to-day problem solving.
We’re open minded when thinking of hiring the right person and we’d welcome applicants from a variety of professional backgrounds. The ideal candidate would demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge of Procurement, Frameworks, tendering and contracts, together with an understanding of property development and/or construction.
This role requires both strategic thinking and attention to detail, and both creativity and discipline. You’ll have to balance delivery of long-range projects and continual improvement initiatives with day-to-day demands.
You will need to be a clear and confident communicator to build great relationships and influence decision-makers. You’ll be our trusted advisor, so excellent technical and commercial knowledge will be important to make your mark in this role, as well as a can-do attitude to problem solving.