Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Time is running out

The goals are clear, the challenge starts here. I am looking to find the best CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER in the country. The job comes with a Competitive Salary and your own "Our Man in Havana" hat - just like mine. This pivotal and high profile role has arisen at Southwest One, the joint venture company recently established between Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council, Avon and Somerset Police and IBM, to deliver better value for money while improving access to services for local residents. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Southwest One, your principal goals will be to provide the essential vision, thought leadership, strategic direction and guidance for the management of third party spend of approximately £500m, together with supporting the delivery of substantial benefits. In driving collaborative and strategic procurement, a key priority will be to develop and implement leading edge Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management together with providing innovative approaches and practices across the supply chain.Your substantial record of achievement at senior management level will need to include visionary procurement transformation in a complex environment, involving the delivery of world class procurement strategies across different categories and supply markets, reducing risk and maximising value for money.
A passion for hyperbole is expected.

If you want to take on the challenge then send for more information and an application pack, by emailing sedowell@somerset.gov.uk quoting reference 2284SD or telephoning 01823 356209. Closing date 5pm, 2nd October 2008. (Please state hat size in your application)

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