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Head of Procurement & Contract Management -

Lancashire County Council
up to £80,468 pay award pending
Closing date
19 May 2024

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The Role

Reporting to the Director of Finance & Commerce you’ll be the council’s professional lead for all procurement-related activity, providing clear leadership, direction and advice to the organisation to help deliver the best possible outcomes for our residents. 

You will shape and embed an approach to contract and supplier relationship management activities across the council that delivers value for money, and contributes to savings targets, whilst ensuring continuity and quality of supply and compliance with all applicable regulations.

Coming into a new position you’ll have the opportunity to make your mark by working corporately across the whole organisation as well as shaping the resources directorate to ensure that the enabling services are the council’s engine room.

And as the council’s new head of procurement and contract management you will be specifically tasked with ensuring that contracts are managed in the most effective manner possible.

Lancashire County Council

Lancashire is a great place to live and work. The county is situated in a fantastic location with excellent connectivity to the rest of the country and benefits from areas of outstanding natural beauty, a thriving cultural scene, great schools and universities, world-class businesses and industries, and cities that are both historic and modern.

The council is the largest in the North of England, with the fourth largest population in the country, employing more than 13,000 employees and serving our 1.2m residents over a large area that is twice the size of Greater London.

You will join a supportive and inclusive team that is passionate about their great county and its people, and about making Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper.


This role calls for a procurement professional with experience of contract and supplier relationship management, who can successfully operate as procurement lead in a large and complex political environment.

Lancashire County Council are committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and sectors including those looking to take their first step into a role of seniority, as well as experienced candidates interested in developing their corporate portfolio.

What is most important is that you share our client’s passion and commitment for delivering improved outcomes for residents, and their desire to be inquisitive and think about how they can do things differently and challenge the status quo.

Next Steps

For a confidential conversation about these roles please contact Penna consultants Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or Zara Bruton on 07743 980 867.

Closing Date: Sunday 19th May 2024

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