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Supply Wandsworth Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

The Economic Development Office in Richmond and Wandsworth Council is currently recruiting for this new role in our Enterprise and Business Growth Team.     

The Role

Supply Wandsworth is a new programme to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in the borough to benefit from procurement and supply chain opportunities from major buyers and investors. 

Supply Wandsworth will support buyers and developers to access local suppliers, for example through the development of Local Procurement Plans, and to ensure obligations such as those in Section 106 planning agreements are complied with.

The Supply Wandsworth Manager will need to develop the programme and put it into practice, establishing effective working relationships with major contractors and buyers to obtain details of work packages and supply opportunities, and  working with EDO teams and external partners to engage with local SME base to raise awareness of supply opportunities, identify potential suppliers and respond to queries from SMEs seeking opportunities to supply.

The post holder will also  be required to manage and commission services and initiatives to support the delivery of Supply Wandsworth, including business advice, training, workshops, and Meet the Buyer events.

About you

You will be an ambitious and committed self-starter, ready to take on the challenge of joining a successful Enterprise and Business Growth team.  The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of procurement processes and/or supply chain management, including the construction and development sector; and a knowledge of small business development needs, including meeting purchasing requirements of major buyers.

They will also need experience of working in procurement development, supporting purchasing managers and/or supporting businesses to be ‘fit to supply’;  experience of working with small businesses and providing advice and support; and have strong project management and stakeholder engagement skills.

This is an exciting time to join the Enterprise and Business Growth Team, as the borough recovers from the pandemic and faces challenging economic conditions,  when the need to support local  businesses has never been greater.

Richmond and Wandsworth councils

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline (dates subject to change):

Closing Date: 4 September Aug 2022

Shortlisting Date: 5th to 16th Sept  2022 

Interview Date(s): Week beginning  26th September 2022 


For an informal conversation, please contact Susan.shaw@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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