Procurement

Sourcing the right goods and services from the best suppliers for your organisation can be just as difficult as choosing the right resourcing partner to help you find the best talent.

Green Park is an award winning supplier of Interim Management and Executive Search services and we have worked with most major organisations across both public and private sectors since our inception.

If your organisation requires a senior Procurement expert - on either an interim or permanent basis - please call Steve Baggi (search) or James Hunt (interim) on 020 7399 4300.

To see a selection of the previous high profile Procurement assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.

As you will see, Procurement roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following:

  • Buying Director
  • Category Director
  • Category Manager
  • Commissioning Director
  • Commissioning Manager
  • Head of Trading
  • Procurement Director
  • Head of Category
  • Head of Commissioning
  • Head of Procurement
  • Merchandising Director
  • Procurement Manager
  • Sourcing Director

Track Record

Interim Director of Commissioning
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14374
Location:
South East
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a leading group of CCGs which is looking to appoint an interim Director of Commissioning for a period of 4-6 months.

The Interim Assignment
The interim Director of Commissioning will be responsible for holding brief on the commissioning agenda on behalf of the Accountable Officer, providing senior support to the partnership agenda, providing strategic support on the non elective/ urgent care commissioning agenda and providing direct managerial support to the teams. This role will not encompass contracting as the function is currently housed in the CSU but the interim will be expected to provide senior support to the urgent care board, ensure QIPP delivery is on track, improve the commissioning of end of life care, manage the prescribing team and contribute to the development of the 5 year strategy.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Director of Commissioning must have held a senior commissioning role within a CCG / PCT and will have demonstrable experience of delivering and developing commissioning strategy. Applicants that cannot demonstrate this experience will unfortunately will not be considered due to the specialist nature of the role.

Interim Head of Commissioning, Local Authority, Home Counties
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL27381
Location:
South East
Salary:
£500 - £550 per day
Duration:
6 months

Our client is a large Local Authority based in the Home Counties, with ambitious plans for joint working across all health and social care partners for the effective commissioning of adult care and health services. The role reports to the Assistant Director and the key requirements are: • To lead and develop strategic commissioning for Adult Social Care and Health, resulting in the provision of high quality, cost effective services. To develop the systems and processes for measuring standards and quality of commissioning and in-house regulated and non-regulated services. • To ensure the Directorate has effective commissioning plans, strategic and business planning processes, needs analyses and change management processes to deliver high quality, modernised services that meet the needs of our citizens and our statutory obligations. • To ensure health and social care partnership working across all services is fully developed, and that appropriate governance arrangements are put in place and supported. • Lead on strategic planning, policy analysis, performance and commissioning advice and ensure the effective development and delivery of business strategies to support competitive and high quality services to the people in the Borough. • Lead and advise on performance planning, management systems and processes ensuring coherent links between business performance planning, financial planning and workforce planning. • Ensure efficient and effective strategic commissioning and service development for the delivery of quality services for individuals within the designated area of service, making innovations and improvements and keeping ahead of a changing agenda. • Co-ordinate the development of staff and their effectiveness through training and regular supervision, and ensure that the appraisal system is fully implemented through the use of the National Occupational Standards for Commissioning competencies and skills. • Achieve an efficient and effective delivery of service through the management of people, taking responsibility for the formal operation of the Council’s policies and procedures on personnel related matters, e.g. recruitment, grievance, disciplinary etc. • Undertake continuous service improvement; demonstrate efficiency, value for money and work corporately to ensure the shaping of the care market takes account of the needs of the entire local population. • Make a significant contribution to planning the future, the development of strategic plans, public health population profiles and demographic changes and change management across the whole care sector • Advise and brief the Assistant Director, Directorate Management team Executive Member and other local ward Councillors Members when instructed , GP Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Well Being Boards, Overview and Scrutiny Committee on strategic commissioning and performance issues within services. • Responsible for effective and efficient management of associated commissioning budgets Candidates need to be available to start a 6 month, full time interim assignment in February. You will have extensive leadership expertise in adult social care commissioning, gained at either second or third tier in a Local Government setting.  

Director of Commissioning & Integration
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT14255
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Competitive

Exciting changes are happening to the way that the local NHS health services are commissioned, planned and designed for people in Luton, with the CCG giving the system leadership to drive these forward. We work closely with partners, stakeholders, clinicians, Luton residents, patients, service users and carers, listening and acting on their views in an open and transparent way. We work very closely with Luton Borough Council and have committed to the Luton integration programme ‘Better Together’. The CCG have taken over many of the responsibilities that were previously performed by the primary care trust, NHS Luton. We plan, organise and purchase NHS funded health care for the people of Luton. We are looking to recruit a Director of Commissioning & Integration to join the senior leadership team. This role will lead and manage the CCG’s commission teams to ensure effective delivery of strategies and commissioning plans, as well as the joint plans with the Local Authority. The Director will develop the commissioning strategies and plans and ensure collaborative commissioning represents value for money. We have a demanding QIPP programme and the new Director will be responsible for its successful delivery. It will be critical to find an exceptional leader who can build strong relationships with stakeholders. Experience of leading contract management and negotiation is essential. You will need to demonstrate a track record of developing and delivering QIPP initiatives and be able to evidence experience of working with clinicians in a complex and challenging environment. If you feel that you have the experience that we are looking for and have the passion and desire to lead Luton CCG to future success then please visit our microsite for further details, including how to apply: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/lutonccg If you would like to discuss further, please contact one of our retained executive search consultants below for a confidential discussion: Andrea Bainger or Anna Baines-Holmes on 0207 399 3993.

Interim Head of Children’s Joint Commissioning
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14379
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough looking to recruit an interim Head of Joint Commissioning Services for Children and Young People. The service is performing well with a strong leadership team in place.

The Interim Assignment

Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Interim Head of Children’s Joint Commissioning will lead joint commissioning for children and young people for the Authority and NHS partners to drive up performance, secure good value for money and improve outcomes for children and young people.

Specific tasks include:

• Strategic leadership and management of outcomes-focussed commissioning for services for children and young people in order to deliver agreed priorities

• Leading personalised commissioning of placements for Looked After Children to deliver improved outcomes and value for money

• Leading projects to review commissioning and spot purchase arrangements across the service and devise new approaches that deliver improved value for money

• To lead on the procurement of a range of contracts for services to children and young people, developing and shaping the market to promote outcome-focused solutions, innovation and efficiency;

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Head of Children’s Joint Commissioning will be an established interim manager who has thorough knowledge of legislation, statutory regulations and Government guidance and standards relevant to planning and commissioning services for children and young people.

You will have gained excellent understanding of national priorities for services for children, young people and families, including corporate parenting and LAC, child protection and safeguarding, early intervention and prevention and the healthy child programme.

You will have operated at Head of Service or Assistant Director level in a Local Authority, leading the commissioning of services for children and young people.

Interim Capital Planning & Management Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14377
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a financial services institution.

The Interim Management Assignment

Looking to hire a strategic planning specialist, the Interim Capital Planning & Management Director role will work in the finance function to provide advice and support in strategic planning. This will involve:

  • All aspects of strategic planning and analysis on a broad range of business issues to enable better decision making.
  • Review and analysis of performance metrics, ROE product analysis ,profitability, pricing and commercial forecasts to support the Strategic options and Strategic business planning.
  • Working directly within the business and report through to a member of the Executive Committee
  • Working to tight deadlines quickly adding value on complex, high profile and sensitive projects
  • Working directly with the business stakeholders taking responsibility for validating assumptions to ensure models are fit for purpose
  • Earning and maintaining the confidence of stakeholders

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Capital Planning & Management Director will be self-motivated, a fast learner and focused on delivering accurately to tight deadlines, working well under pressure. You must have extensive experience working in a financial service organisations doing a similar role.

Interim Commercial Trading Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14279
Location:
London
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
6 months

Green Park has been exclusively instructed to assist one of the UK’s leading retail groups through an exciting journey of change within their portfolio of brands. The client is already a market leader throughout multiple brands within their portfolio however they have noticed that they are still missing a core potential customer that their current portfolio doesn’t perfectly cater for, with this in mind instead of diluting one of their established brands they are embarking on the creation of a new brand to take on this challenge. Green Park has been asked to source an Interim Commercial Trading Director to join this team and help launch the brand over the coming 6 months to a year. The role will handle the initial brand launch in the coming months before then growing the brand throughout the European markets. We require an established Interim Commercial Trading Director with a thorough background throughout buying, merchandising and e-commerce within a general merchandise environment to take on this challenge. You will need to be proven within digital / e-commerce marketing channels with a good understanding of PPC, SEO, Display, CRM etc in addition experience within European markets would be beneficial. May I stress this is a general merchandise role covering apparel, home ware, electronics, DIY etc a luxury brands / fashion or beauty background would not be suffice. Only applicants that meet the above criteria and in particular have proven merchandising experience will be considered for this role.

Interim Retail Operations, Merchandising, E-Commerce & Digital Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14408
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
12 months

The Client

Green Park is excited to be partnering a historic British apparel brand embark on a retail operations transformation creating the requirement of an Interim Retail Operations, Merchandising, E-Commerce & Digital Manager to assist the Head of Retail.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Retail Operations, Merchandising, E-Commerce & Digital Manager will be taking control of the operations team across multiple functions implementing the next phase of this brand’s growth plan. The team will be concentrating on system, control and process improvement throughout the retail store network, the e-commerce offering and business operations.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Retail Operations, Merchandising, E-Commerce & Digital Manager will need to come from a fashion / apparel brand or department store where you have control of digital, merchandising and a store / concession network.

Interim Transition Manager (Managed Services Programme)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14403
Location:
South East
Salary:
£400 - £500 per day
Duration:
6 months initially

The Client
Our Client is a central London Local Authority in the midst of implementing a Managed Services Programme (MSP) which has resulted in the decision to outsource a shared service for Finance, HR, Payroll and Procurement. The programme is in the implementation phase following a successful procurement.

The Interim Assignment
Reporting to the MSP Programme Manager, the Interim Transition Manager will be responsible for the successful management of the Transition/Cutover phase of the MSP Programme. The interim Transition Manager shall work with the programme workstream leads to plan in detail and manage the successful transition to the new Managed Service, including the cutover activities for Go-live. This will include, but not be restricted to: • Definition and agreement of the Transition Strategy; • Definition and agreement of cutover rehearsal strategy; • Definition and agreement of contingency strategies; • Identification and agreement of Entry and Exit Criteria for Transition; • Management of Business Readiness activities for Transition within the client departments & directorates; • Management of the Supplier and Customer detailed cut-over and implementation activities for the Managed Service, including escalation and rollback/back-out processes. • Live Proving Testing of the Managed Service; • Agreement of Cutover and Post Implementation Support; • Liaison with Service Delivery Leads wrt Interoperability. The role will involve working closely with Business Leads, Service Leads, Supplier staff and Programme resources. Key Deliverables include the identification and agreement of: • Transition Strategy • Transition Plan Document • Transition Resource Plan • Transition GANTT • Transition Dependencies and Entry Criteria • Transition Run-Book/Implementation Processes • Identification of Transition Risks and Issues, together with recommendations for any required mitigation activities And the production of: • Transition Processes • Transition Entry & Exit Criteria • Transition Weekly Reports • Transition Programme Board Reports • Transition Phase End Report

The Interim Manager
The Interim Transition Manager will possess the following essential skills: • Knowledge and experience of all aspects of the systems delivery lifecycle, with a focus on Transition Management; • Knowledge and experience of the delivery of large-scale systems implementation and transition to managed service programmes; • Excellent Stakeholder Management skills; • Formal management skills (e.g. PRINCE 2); • Degree educated. The following work experience: • Proven track record of Transition Management of large-scale systems implementations; • At least five years Transition Management experience. The following are also desirable: • Experience of working with Local Authorities (preferred) or quasi-government organisations; • Familiarity with Agresso product set, or similar; • Familiarity with ITIL;

Director of Contracting and Performance - NHS Bedfordshire CCG
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR13856
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive salary

The Client

Our client, Bedfordshire CCG plan, organise and purchase NHS funded health care for 440,000 people and in doing so deliver real improvements in safety, outcomes and experience for our patients. We are looking to recruit to the post of Director of Contracting and Performance.

The Role

This post will play a key role in developing all areas of the contracting function ensuring that key processes and systems and governance arrangements are fit for purpose. The post holder will lead on the delivery of large scale innovative contracts with a total value exceeding £250m. The post will play a pivotal role in driving performance improvements, value for money and the delivery of patient focused services, ensuring quality of care and safety is embedded in our contracts portfolio.

The Person

Successful candidates will have extensive experience of negotiating and managing the performance of large scale NHS contracts and experience of delivering across all areas of the contracting and performance remit. They will possess strong leadership skills and have a strong desire to continue to develop their skills in this area, be personally robust and be comfortable with holding staff and providers to account.

They will be passionate about the quality of care and safety agenda and have well developed tact and diplomacy skills in order to develop effective relationships with providers and wider stakeholders. This is an exciting time to join Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, with a place on our Board this role offers a real opportunity to make your mark in the organisation and make a difference for patients. 

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