Glasgow Life is seeking to recruit a Procurement Specialist, a unique and rare opportunity to join the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. This is such an exciting time to join Glasgow Life as we look forward to the European Championships, re-opening of the world famous Burrell Museum, 2023 Cycling World Championships, Aye Write, Glasgow International and Merchant City Festivals, in addition to running Glasgow’s museums, arts, music, sport, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes. The scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.
At a time when culture and sport will be at the forefront of people’s recovery from the impact of the pandemic, this role has never been more important. You’ll be comfortable owning multiple projects at any one time from various categories of spend, including professional services, facilities and events. As well as providing customer focused and professional service, you’ll really understand the importance of delivering value for money, end user requirements and environmental, social and economic benefits in a public sector environment. Your role will be interesting and varied, and you’ll manage requirements from Quick Quotes to UK Regulated Procurement in addition to delivering target savings, efficiencies and recognising opportunities in order to deliver added value for Glasgow Life.
As a qualified procurement professional, you’ll have your finger on the pulse when it comes to market insight, including current trends and needs. You’ll be analytical and use data such as market research, spend analysis and market options to make decisive judgements. A strong communicator, you will gain instant credibility with both internal and external stakeholders by demonstrating an ability to analyse complex issues, present these clearly, assess their business impact and resolve these effectively. You’ll be comfortable working in the procurement team’s fast paced environment where managing conflicting interests, negotiating and influencing are key. In addition, you’ll need to understand and be able to apply Public Sector Procurement Regulations and procedures, have a detailed knowledge of local, national and EU procurement best practice and understand strategic sourcing as well as the requirement to develop strategies for goods, services and works. You’ll add to the team’s success by sharing best practice and mentoring colleagues. Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply is desirable.
In return we provide a friendly and supportive working environment as well as a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/the-small-print/an-inclusive-employer
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