Do you like spending money, but getting best value? Do you have experience in procurement and contracts?
We may just have the ideal job for you.
Following a service redesign, an exciting new role is available for an experienced manager to lead the procurement and contract activities of our Cityclean and City Parks services.
As we begin introducing new and exciting changes in the way services are delivered, this post gives you the opportunity to be at the centre of purchasing services, equipment and technology that will make a huge difference to our residents and customers’ lives.
You’ll ensure our spending supports our ambitions as we make very important plans for the future. This could be your future too.
About the role
You’ll be an experienced, organised and confident Procurement & Contract Monitoring Manager who’ll ensure compliance with procurement and contract management policies, ensuring value for money on goods and contracted services.
You’ll be able to exercise independence and discretion and be comfortable working as part of a team, or on your own, in an evolving and dynamic environment. You must possess good verbal and written communication skills, have excellent ICT skills, and can build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners.
In particular, we want someone to join our City Environment team who can demonstrate experience in:
- Leading tendering exercises
- Managing contracts
- Developing and maintaining good relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
- Negotiating with suppliers
- Analysing usage, spend and performance
This is a permanent opportunity and job-share applications are welcomed.
Interviews are to be held w/c 9th Aug
For an informal discussion, please contact Lynsay Cook, Head of Business Support & Projects on 01273 292448.
TO APPLY - as part of your application, you will need to answer some branching questions. To help you, some guidance has been attached to the advert below.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME 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.