We recognise theimportance of rewarding our staff, developing them and providing a work lifebalance. As such we have a wide range ofstaff benefits and also offer flexible working, including the opportunity towork one day a week from home in this role. For more information click http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/jobs_and_careers/working_for_tower_hamlets_coun/staff_benefits.aspx
With an annualspend of over £340 million and around 3,500 suppliers, we fully recognise thevalue and need for effective contract management.
Our awardwinning CIPS accredited Central Procurement Team is a highly regarded service.As part of a major business transformation programme, it is now positioned tomake an even greater contribution in driving best value and a more commercialapproach throughout the organisation.
The role ofthe central procurement service has been strengthened to broaden its remit. Ourprocurement strategy focuses on developing the Council’s strategic approach toprocurement and enhancing the management and development of our suppliers.
This is anew and exciting role that sits within the procurement team with a focus on thedevelopment of Councils procurement policy, systems and contract managementacross the organisation and with its supply base.
As thesuccessful candidate, you will be instrumental to supporting different servicemanagers ensure the contracts under their responsibility achieve good levels ofperformance, as well as seeking opportunities for improved outcomes andsavings.
As acommercially minded professional, you will have the ability to add rigour, aswell as innovation, to existing contract management processes. In part,applying learning through spot and post contract reviews, as well helping totrain and equip managers improve their procurement and contract managementunderstanding and skills. All the whilemaintaining a clear focus on achieving desired outcomes.
Whether youcome from a private or public sector background, you will bring with you arange of commercial skills in contract management and a clear understanding ofcurrent market conditions and trends.
You willalso be adept in report-writing and excellent at developing effective workingrelationships with a range of stakeholders and suppliers.
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Interviews – W/C 9th September