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Procurement Manager

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/115003/1299
  • Published: Mon 29/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £33,145 - £35,802 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN7 1UE

Job introduction

Procurement Manager

This is a permanent role, offering £33,145 - £35,802 per annum pro rata for 37 hours per week, based out of County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE.

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

About the role

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your career in Procurement??

We are recruiting for a Procurement Manager to join our Strategic Procurement Team. This team offers direct localised support to our customers in East Sussex County Council, providing expertise on strategic procurement and commercial 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 as part of the Orbis partnership, sharing knowledge, expertise and resource to best service our customer’s needs.

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 dynamic 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 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 effectively address the identified needs of our customers, residents and partners. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your professional procurement career in a team and service which 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 knowledge of EU procurement regulations is preferred but not essential.

Job Details

This job is based in our office in Lewes.

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.

For more information on Orbis, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please email: ian.roadnight@eastsussex.gov.uk or laura.curme@eastsussex.gov.uk

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/115003/1299
  • Published: Mon 29/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £33,145 - £35,802 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN7 1UE