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Procurement Business Partner

Business & Corporate Services

Purchasing, Procurement



Job: Procurement Business Partner

Salary:£32,234 - £35,745

Hours: 36.25 per week

Job type: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Hybrid working conditions


Closing date : Thursday 28th October 2021


Interviews will be scheduled week commencing 1st November 2021

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Your role:


We have an exciting opportunity that has opened up in our Procurement & Commercial Services Team for a Procurement Business Partner. We are looking for an experienced procurement professional to lead on procurement activity and contract management delivered through a business partnering approach.


The aim is to ensure high-quality outcomes are delivered for internal stakeholders and customers, ensuring compliant, effective and efficient procurement processes are in place and widely used, and supporting the delivery of key, strategic procurement activity across the organisation.


About you:


The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual able to manage several projects at once. They will be an experienced and driven individual that can generate alternative options and develop practical solutions.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must; you will effectively liaise with a range of people and services at all levels.

We are looking for:

  • Full membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (MCIPS)
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering high value strategic procurements in a large / complex organisation and a track record of managing and delivering robust contracts that are fit for purpose, add value and meet customer requirements.
  • Strongly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • A proven ability to build strong, trusting relationships that inspire confidence and create new strategic partnerships across the organisation and externally
  • Motivated with ability to prioritise workloads to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to generate and implement new ideas, alternative options and develop realistic and practical solutions

About us:

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Recourses; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.


We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester.We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people'sage, disability, trans status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.


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Our offer:

In return for your hard work, we offer our employees a competitive package as part of our offer, which includes:

  • Flexible working conditions with the ability to accrue 2 flexi days every 4 weeks (up to grade 11)
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusivity with 4 active staff networks for; LGBT+,Black and Racially Diverse, Disability and Womens
  • Family friendly policies including parental leave (maternity, shared parental,adoption, maternity support)
  • Generous Annual leave scheme - 25 days + Bank Holidays per annum upon starting, after 5 years service increase to 30 days + BH and after 10 years service increase to 32 days +BH.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employer investment in training and development, and professional sponsorshipincluding CPD
  • Corporate travel loans
  • Cycle scheme
  • Discount scheme (MiRewards) on local and national high street brands
  • Health and wellbeing offer - Occupational Health and Employee Assistance programme
  • Modern city centre offices (role specific)
  • Sports and welfare club

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Please also note, due to COVID-19 and the social distancing guidance, most interviews will be taking place virtually on Microsoft Teams or Skype. For more guidance and hints and tips for remote interviewing see our website: successful on application, and this approach applies, the hiring manager will be in contact so that you can both test the technology before the interview.


Employees on the redeployment register will be given priority for any vacancies in the first instance. If employees are identified as a match from the register then the vacancy may be withdrawn or put on hold pending an outcome.



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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

28th Oct 2021