Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 27 October 2019
For an informal discussion, please contact Stephanie McCann - Head of Procurement on 07827 841052.
About the Role
Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your Procurement career?
Orbis is a shared services partnership between East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council. Overall, the councils spend around £1.5bn with external suppliers for everything from software to social care services and from cleaning products to sports equipment, so we have a large Procurement Service which supports customers to deliver better value from our contracts and ensure we source our contracts in an open, fair and transparent way.
The role that we are recruiting to sits within the Strategic Procurement Team, leading on Adult Social Care and Health projects. This team provides direct localised support to our customers in East Sussex County Council, providing expertise on tendering activity and contributing to the delivery of service objectives, savings and other benefits, including social value. We work closely with the Strategic Procurement Teams in Brighton & Hove City Council and Surrey County Council, sharing knowledge, expertise and resource to best service our customer’s needs.
The Strategic Procurement Manager role will also work closely with colleagues in the other functional teams that sit within Orbis Procurement. Cross-functional working and matrix management is key to how we function as a service.
We are looking for candidates who can clearly evidence:
- Substantial procurement expertise, leading significant projects across a range of commercial, category and sourcing activities, with a particular focus on Adult Social Care and Health.
- Experience in building strong stakeholder relationships with major service areas at a senior level.
- Knowledge of the principles of change management, project management and continuous improvement, and their practical application, with a focus on delivery.
- Great communication skills.
- Wide experience in successful leading, coaching, mentoring and developing of staff.
Public Sector experience and sound knowledge of EU procurement regulations is preferred.
This job is based in our office in Lewes, though some travel to the other offices in Brighton or Surrey will be required from time to time.
At Orbis Procurement, we want candidates to feel confident to ask about the flexibility they need at work. This might be part time, remote working, compressed hours or job share. Any candidate who applies for a job with us can ask about flexible working at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.
We are proud of our agile working culture, including providing the technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones) where the role allows. Benefits include; generous leave which starts at 23 days annually and builds with service, local government salary-related pension offered, as well as the option to join the car lease scheme and child care vouchers. For more information on the benefits offered please click here.
For more information on this position, please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying.
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