Procurement Business Partner


Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

A small team based in Kenilworth is seeking a Procurement Business Partner to join them. The role offers a salary of £30,000 – £35,000 DOE, flexible working options, pension contribution, CIPS study support, and 24 days holiday plus bank holidays. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of public contracts regulations, experience in project management, and a keen interest in developing a career in procurement. They should also have excellent communication and IT skills, be highly organized, and able to work collaboratively in a team environment. MCIPS or working towards achieving chartership is preferred.

Job Description:We are looking for a Procurement Business Partner to join a small team of 6 based in Kenilworth.


  • Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 DOE
  • Flexi working/work from home available
  • Pension contribution
  • CIPS study support
  • 24 days holiday PLUS bank holidays (increasing by x1 day each year capped at 30 days holiday)
  • The nature of the work is deliberately varied and ensures that each day is different

Hours of work:

  • 25 hours per week, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00am – 6:00pm

Reporting into the Managing Director your duties will include:

  • Leading and supporting the delivery of procurement projects on behalf of customers, incorporating stakeholder views, latest thinking, best practice, and legislative requirements
  • Managing multiple tender projects from the initial scoping stage through to contract award stages
  • Undertaking research on procurement-related topics, including public contracts regulations and legislation (e.g. social value, safeguarding, health & safety)
  • Developing and implementing category and procurement strategies, seeking agreement with business areas, to meet the objectives of the customer
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers to deliver joined-up approaches to the delivery of goods, services and works
  • Establishing and maintaining an accurate forward plan of contracts covering all current and future requirements
  • Drafting procurement documentation, including ITTs, specifications, pricing matrixes, contract documents etc
  • Drafting presentations and supporting the Managing Director at customer or supplier meetings
  • When appropriate, using frameworks used in the public/registered provider sector
  • Supporting business development activities; and bid support

The ideal candidate:

  • Must have full driving licence as will need to drive to customers
  • Will have knowledge of public contracts regulations, a knowledge of social housing and a keen interest in project management
  • Educated to at least degree level in relevant discipline, or with at least 2 years relevant experience relevant to the job description
  • An interest in developing a career within a procurement services business and in public procurement
  • Good verbal and written skills including experience in writing technical reports
  • Excellent data research, collection, and analysis skills, including the ability to work with and manipulate numerical data
  • Excellent IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office
  • Proven organisational skills, working in a calm, logical way to deliver tasks efficiently
  • A methodical and rigorous approach with attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with multiple stakeholders, peers, suppliers, and external customers.
  • Ability to think creatively and independently and solve problems
  • MCIPS or working towards achieving chartership

 Location: West Midlands, Kenilworth

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