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Head of Procurement Services

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
Wakefield/ Hybrid Working
Salary: £72,790 plus £3,000 car allowance
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

Salary: £72,790 plus £3,000 car allowance

Location: Wakefield/ Hybrid Working

Contract: Full-time / Permanent

Employer: Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO)

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in learning more about YPO and this very exciting role.

We are thrilled to welcome you to an exciting chapter in our journey. As YPO marks its 50th anniversary this year, we’re not just celebrating our past; we’re gearing up for a future filled with possibilities. And that’s where you come in!

YPO has been a cornerstone of excellence for half a century, and this momentous occasion is the perfect time to join our thriving community.  Established in 1974, YPO now has 50 years’ experience in giving back to the public sector. Five decades ago, 13 local authorities came together to combine their buying demands and achieve efficiency, and that’s where our organisation as it’s known today began. We’re 100% publicly owned by our 13 member authorities, which means the profits we make are returned to our public sector customers, delivering even better value for money.

We are looking for an exceptional leader who has a strong background in public sector procurement and who possesses the ability to inspire others at the same time as working strategically with leaders across YPO and partner organisations ensuring we maximise the many opportunities to develop and grow our business whilst delivering an outstanding service.

About the role

As Head of Procurement Services, you will report directly to the Executive Director of Procurement. The role will form an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for driving the strategic direction of YPO’s Procurement Services and will require the following key skills:

  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Customer Engagement and Business Development
  • Relationship Management
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Department Strategy and Performance
  • Financial Oversight and Collaboration Strategic Contribution, Compliance, and People Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
  • Continuous Learning and Service Excellence
  • Adherence to Standards

Behind every successful leader is a diligent team, and you'll be welcomed by a friendly and hardworking group dedicated to managing our resources and finances effectively. If you're ready to be part of our journey, contributing to YPO's legacy while advancing your career, we look forward to your application. In the meantime, following an initial conversation with our recruitment partners at The Resourcing Solution I would be delighted to discuss this opportunity with those who might wish to learn a little more.

What will you gain in return?

At YPO, we value our employees. Here is what you can expect when joining our team:

  • Local Government pension scheme
  • An extremely generous holiday package: minimum 207.2 hours (28 days) annual leave per annum + 8 statutory holidays + 3 discretionary close down days (subject to Board approval)
  • Flexi scheme and flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Public sector organisation that operates very commercially
  • A strong family feel Subsidised canteen
  • Family friendly policy
  • Extensive offer of employee benefits including Cycle2Work, CSSC Membership,
  • Discounted Travel Cards and many more

If you are interested in joining our team and are inspired to help lead the next phase of our journey, we look forward to your application. We encourage you to explore your interest with our recruitment partners at The Resourcing Solution to learn a little more.


Find out more and click apply.

Closing date: Midnight Monday 15th April 2024




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