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
Initially you will work to procurement professionals to assist them in the delivery of major procurement projects and initiatives. Over time as you gain experience you will be expected to act as the Procurement lead officer. You will also assist customers to 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.
You will be assigned a category of spend for which you will be responsible for providing support at senior level under the supervision and guidance of a Senior Procurement Professional. In this role you will advise customer departments on how to map their spend and spot opportunities for strategic sourcing to deliver savings.
You will spend up to three years attaining a core set of competencies covering Strategic awareness, Public Procurement context, Procurement processes, Relationship management, Market awareness, Finance and Programme/Project Management, this training period may however be reduced dependent on previous experience. You will be expected to work towards MCIPS during this time. All training costs will be covered.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be qualified to degree standard or have significant office based employment ideally with a commercial or project focus. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as good general IT skills, whilst being proficient in Microsoft Office.
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.