Procurement Manager

Muslim Hands International

We are excited to welcome a Procurement Manager who will play a pivotal role in enhancing the procurement function within Muslim Hands.

About this job

As Procurement Manager, you will:

Lead the implementation of a procurement function and policies, which will involve working with a number of teams across the charity to shift perception and embed cultural change,

develop processes and skills throughout the charity, through mentoring and coaching, empowering managers to make cost-effective decisions,

lead on the development and maintenance of a contract register, with a focus on driving savings, and reviewing existing agreements

Support and monitor procurement compliance of international partners through delivering training on the charities policies that partners must comply through to compliance based on international standards and best practice

About you

To be successful in this role, you’ll need considerable experience in a senior procurement role, with a commercial focus, experience of dealing with international aid agencies and advanced negotiation skills to ensure Muslim Hands gets the best value for money. You’ll need strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate often complex information to lay audiences, while also having excellent attention to detail. A professional procurement qualification is desirable.

Job Description:

Develop and lead function of recently established procurement function, embedding cultural change, and work cross collaboratively across the charity

Embed the procurement policy and processes, review and improve internal processes and guidance for users, and report back on the KPI’s to Senior Management

Develop processes and skills throughout the charity of how to negotiate value for money deals and how to adopt a commercial mindset through providing training, mentoring and coaching

Work closely with all departments with a strong focus on international programmes to support best practice of value for money, ethical procurement, and compliance to international standards

Develop the procurement part of the compliance framework including the management of a contract register, approved suppliers framework and compliance of partners to these practices for managing gifted funds

Review existing contracts with the aim to generate realistic and sustainable savings through restructuring of the contract or negotiation with the supplier

Challenge/ support new vendor requests ensuring contracts are commercially robust and establish good value for money, leading tender processes and establishing best practice and guidance in this area

Review existing contracts with aim to restructure where required

Provide appropriate ad hoc procurement support and advice where required

Any other reasonable duties to support the charity

Person specification:


Considerable procurement management experience

Experience of procurement management in international charities/ aid agencies

Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey complex information clearly, tailored to the audience

Positive attitude, proactive and team player

Ability to travel internationally when required

Able to work flexibly and juggle competing demands to meet deadlines

Graduate level qualification in Management, Financial Management, Supply Chain, Project Management or related


Professional Procurement Qualification or Qualified by Experience

Alignment with charity sector values and culture


Up to £40,000 commensurate with experience


3-Days from the Office

2-Days Remote / Work from Home


Full-time, Monday to Friday 0900 – 1700, 35 hours per week.

How to apply

Please email CURRENT CV with a COVERING LETTER to [email protected] by no later than 20th March 2024

Deadline: 20 Mar 2024

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