The period of growth we have experience at LCG over the last two years has been exceptional. To ensure that we remain lean from a financial aspect we are looking to recruit a procurement manager who will support in cost management across the business through professional procurement practises. Our Head Office is based in County Durham, and, ideally, the post-holder will be based here. The role will include some travel to other LCG sites. We are also happy to hear from candidates outside of the area who could perform a hybrid model of home and office work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a procurement strategy which aligns with the LCG vision and values
  • Review, improve and ensure compliance with best practise procurement processes across all LCG business areas, including setting controls for the purchasing system
  • Work with all parts of the business to identify and deliver cost savings
  • Identify and deliver cost synergies from LCG business acquisitions
  • Working with acquired businesses to identify and share best practise, and implement group policies and procedures
  • Develop procurement risk management policies and processes
  • Introduce appropriate procurement key performance indicators
  • Manage all procurement related compliance and governmental reporting matters
  • Lead on the assessment of supplier performance, for example SLAs
  • Manage supplier contractual matters, for example renewals and ensuring best practise contracts, to deliver value for money and mitigate risk
  • Provide procurement training and support for other LCG staff
  • Work closely with the Property team on the procurement elements of property matters, including lease renewals and services
  • Produce a monthly procurement report

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA                                                                                                                         
  • A Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Evidence of adding value in a procurement role
  • Experience of developing, implementing, and managing procurement strategy and processes
  • Understanding of and evidence of procurement risk management
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, evidencing ability to work with all staff levels
  • Ability to work on a solo basis and work collaboratively with others across a large business
  • Task finisher
  • Experience of property matters would be an advantage
  • Value of cost reductions achieved
  • Spend relative to turnover/headcount and so on, depending on the nature of the cost
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                                           

    You’re unique – and we love that about you. As an equal opportunity employer, we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

    Don’t just take our word for it though! Our commitment to a number of covenants and pledges will show you just how serious we are about equal opportunities for all:
    • Disability Confident Employer
    • Armed Forces Covenant Silver
    • Domestic Abuse Covenant
    • Durham Enable
    • Care Leaver Covenant

    PURPLE PERKS                                                                                                                                       

    26 days annual leave + Bank Holidays 
    We understand the gift of time, whether it’s to see your loved ones or just spending time doing the things you love. That’s why in addition to your basic allowance of 26 days your annual leave allowance can rise to as much as  44 days per annum (inclusive of BH)  because of these amazing extra leave perks:

    Buy & Sell | You can buy sell up to an extra 5 days annual leave each year
    2YRS Service | Staff who have 2YRS service received an extra 2 days annual leave
    5YRS Service | Staff who have 5YRS service receive a further 2 days annual leave
    10YRS Service | Staff who have 10YRS service receive a further 1 days annual leave


    • Early Finish Fridays | Our staff can enjoy a 4PM finish on the last Friday of Every Month
    • Armed Forces Covenant Silver | Extra leave entitlements for reservists 
    • Healthcare Scheme 
    • Tech Scheme
    • Cycle Scheme
    • Social events 
    • Company Sick Pay and Bereavement Leave
    • Uniform provided  

    HEAD OFFICE PERKS                                                                                                                  
    We wish we could provide these to all, but as a national company its not always possible. However these perks are available to all staff when they attend our incredible Head Office space. 
    • Electric Car charging points
    • Free fruit, Coffee and Tea
    • Onsite Shower
    • Prayer room on request or list of nearest available places of worship

    If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or need support in applying of this role, please contact our recruitment team on 01388 777129

    Essential Criteria

    Learners are at the centre of everything we do so we are committed to safeguarding and promoting their welfare. If your role is applicable, the successful applicant will be required to provide satisfactory references and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. Depending on your role, we may also need to carry out a DBS check.