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Senior Purchasing & Contracts Officer

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: B&H04330
  • Published: Thu 06/09/2018, 16:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/09/2018, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £26,470 - £30,756
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

Are you an innovative and delivery focused Contract Manager looking to make a real difference to people who live and work in Brighton & Hove?

Brighton & Hove is a vibrant, digitally innovative and connected city, at the heart of its city region and at the centre of a number of local and regional initiatives with public, private and 3rd sector partners.

The Council is well into a multi-year programme of organisational modernisation, including renewal of core IT platforms and infrastructure, digital innovation and many business change programmes and projects in which IT is a key partner.

Main advert detail

We are seeking a contract manager to manage the purchasing, assets and contracts within IT & Digital (IT&D), in line with procurement guidelines.  

Essential experience and competencies required for this role:

- to act a front door for IT&D purchasing requests

- to source purchasing of IT&D requests (software, hardware, services)

- recording of assets in the asset management system

- to work with and manage suppliers on existing contracts

- to review and communicate with teams in relation to budgets

- liaise proactively with stakeholders, suppliers and colleagues in relation to purchasing and contractual matters

- the individual will lead a small team

- provide line management responsibilities for team members

- to liaise with colleagues in similar roles across the Orbis partnership to deliver best value

Grade: NJC SO1/2 Full-time, 37 hours per week

The role will be based in Barts House (BN1 1HG) in central Brighton - although the post holder will be required to travel to various Council offices across Brighton & Lewes.  If you feel you are a good fit for this role, we want to hear from you.

 

Contact details

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mark Potter, Head of Contracts & Purchasing, Tel: 07776 481 633, Email: mark.potter@eastsussex.gov.uk

Closing Date: 30th September

Interviews are expected to be held:  (Week beginning) 8th October

Expected Start Date: 12th November

Interview Venue: Bartholomew Square, Brighton

Additional information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BAME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce. 

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employees at risk of redundancy) is identified.

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: B&H04330
  • Published: Thu 06/09/2018, 16:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/09/2018, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £26,470 - £30,756
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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