Vacancy – Assistant Director Procurement & Service Innovation

Assistant Director – Procurement & Service Innovation
Salary £70,425 to £73,925

Do you want to make a difference to your local environment? At Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority we work with our partners in developing strategies for waste and resource management in Merseyside and Halton – from encouraging waste prevention, re-use and recycling, educating the local community through our Recycling Discovery Centres, and creating energy from waste. We work across the North West, the UK and Europe, with our partners including, District Councils, schools, charities and community organisations, and international companies.

To help us and our partners shape the future of waste and resource management in the Liverpool City Region we are recruiting for:

The Assistant Director, Procurement & Service Innovation will play a key role in the shaping and development of new services; future procurement and delivery of the Authority’s major treatment and disposal contracts, re-use contracts and other waste treatment contracts and ongoing service innovation and improvements.

Working across all disciplines, and with our partners, this role will develop and deliver service innovations in the light of strategic objectives and wider LCR Strategic Waste Partnership and City Region Climate and Social Value and Clean Growth aims. As such you will have demonstrable experience of building proactive, mutually beneficial, successful relationships both internally and externally.

You will be responsible for ensuring that all procurement management arrangements are robust, proactive and run in line with best practice and legal requirements, along with managing the appointment and procurement of legal, financial and technical advisors where necessary.

You will have a proven background in procuring large contracts, have excellent commercial acumen, strong analytical capabilities and an eye for detail. You will ensure that value for money; quality services; reduced environmental impacts; and improved social value, underpin your approach.

Experience of working within the waste industry would be beneficial.

For an informal discussion about this role please email

Application packs are available for download below, or from:

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority
7th Floor
No.1 Mann Island
Merseyside L3 1BP

Tel (0151) 255 1444
Fax (0151) 227 1848

Closing date for the return of completed application forms is Friday 14th April 2023

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority is an equal opportunities employer.


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