Are you looking for an opportunity to build a career in Procurement?
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.
We are recruiting for a Procurement Manager to join our Strategic Procurement Team. 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 role requires you to use your procurement experience to lead on defined projects across a range of category areas, to secure the goods, works and services that most appropriately address the identified needs of our customers, residents and partners.
This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your professional procurement career in a team that provides a great working environment where you are supported and given a platform to develop.
We are looking for people who have:
- Experience of leading effective and innovative procurements, delivering value for money and strong commercial outcomes
- Experience in building strong stakeholder relationships
- Great communication skills
- The desire to contribute to providing high-quality public services across the South-East
Public Sector experience and sound knowledge of EU procurement regulations is preferred but not essential.
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.
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Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams or as appropriate according to the candidates needs.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 update: Please note that East Sussex County Council is currently following the Government’s advice on enabling staff to work from home if it is safe and practical to do so. Therefore, this role will be delivered remotely in an Agile way to begin with, until the Council makes any changes to these working arrangements.