At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
As a Category Business Partner, you will advise customer departments on how to map their spend and spot opportunities for strategic sourcing to deliver savings.
You will act as the Procurement lead officer on major procurement projects. You will also assist customers’ progress their projects through the Procurement Gateway process which underpins the Corporate Procurement infrastructure. In addition you will provide customers with guidance on how to manage their contracts once they have been let.
We’re looking for a talented professional with experience who is able to work and advise customers at a senior management level. It’s important that you have high level commercial awareness with sound understanding of EU procurement regulations along with proven experience of satisfying customers and delivering savings.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be qualified to MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Professional member) or have equivalent experience and/or qualifications. In addition, you will have experience in a variety of contract management activities as well as knowledge of EU procurement legislation and procedure.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.