Sourcing Team Leader

Bloom Procurement Services Gateshead United Kingdom Operations
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Company Description


  • Salary + company bonus scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Monday to Friday, flexible working
  • Hybrid working - Gateshead based.
  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus bank holidays and you can also buy up to 5 days, paid back over 12 months (Pro-rata), when you reach 2 years’ service this will rise to 26 days, then 1 day with each year of service up to 5 years
  • Holiday buying scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Birthday leave
  • Electrical vehicle salary sacrifice scheme once probationary period has been passed


Bloom Procurement Services is a technology led procurement organisation that helps our public sector customers deliver social outcomes. Our purpose is to enable brilliant outcomes today that build a better tomorrow. It’s important to us to take the whole team on our Bloom journey, that’s why we’ve introduced Open Door, which gives our people the freedom to have their say anonymously. We have well-being campaigns that run throughout the year, Mental Health First Aiders to promote mental health in the workplace as well as provide non-judgemental support to our people.

We’re currently recruiting a Sourcing Team Leader who will contribute to our purpose and our vision by leading the sourcing process for our public sector client base. The Sourcing Team Leader will facilitate the growth of their team by providing continuous support, encouragement, and guidance creating an environment whereby team members have the confidence to utilise their own expertise and knowledge to deliver projects from the point of allocation through to delivery, ensuring that all stages of the process are followed efficiently

The Sourcing Team Leader will be accountable for number deliverables including but limited to the following:

  • Organising, holding, and running project kick off calls where appropriate between the client, Bloom, and supplier.
  • Keeping up to date with procurement best practices to ensure our sourcing strategies and techniques remain current and up to date.
  • Acting as a point of escalation where issues arise
  • Providing project related support to suppliers and clients up to the project moving into delivery
  • Maintaining regular catch-up meetings and one-to-ones with team members, as well as being responsible for performance management and quarterly / annual reviews.
  • Working with your colleagues to ensure a ‘One Bloom’ mentality so that we can collectively deliver an invaluable service that achieves our mission and vision in a unified way.


About you…

To be considered for the role of Sourcing Team Leader, we are looking for candidates to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant procurement experience, ideally focusing on services rather than goods.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a deadline and delivery focussed environment.
  • Experience of leading, developing, and mentoring team members.
  • Stakeholder management and customer experience
  • Background knowledge of standard procurement processes
  • The ability to understand and work with complex data.

Other information

Bloom offers a dynamic supply chain providing the public sector with a marketplace to buy and manage services. We ensure delivery of quality outcomes from our pre-approved and ever-growing network of suppliers and consultants. Our fully compliant open access marketplace is outcomes based meaning the public sector only pays for what is delivered. We provide an OJEU compliant managed procurement service covering specification development, supplier identification & onboarding, full contract management, and lessons learned upon successful delivery of outcomes.

We make it easier for public sector buyers to deliver on their social value goals through our marketplace and believe in the need to demonstrate innovation and showcase the skills of the SME community including social value that can be generated through every project.

It is our mission to deliver operational excellence and an outstanding customer experience for our growing community of buyers and suppliers with a vision to provide the world with a marketplace that delivers innovation, insight and value for everyone. Having grown significantly over the last 3 years from £29m to £200m, it really is a great time to join and be a part of the Bloom story.