• Full Time
  • Anywhere

We have the rare opportunity of inviting experienced procurement professionals to join and build upon our successful and well established commercial function. You will be rewarded by working in one of the largest Local Government purchasing functions that offers flexible working and excellent learning and development opportunities

We are recruiting 1 x full time permanent role and 1 x full time temporary role (until 31 March 2022) within the Procurement and Supply Chain Team. The team provide strategic leadership, direction, innovation and control across the full range of the Council’s commissioning, procurement, contract and supplier management activities in order to deliver value for money and efficiency improvements, whilst ensuring continuity and quality of supply. In short you will work as part of a centralised procurement function who manage over £500m of spend to keep the City running

Taking on the role of Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist the successful candidates will be supporting the Procurement & Supply Chain Managers working in the heart of a vibrant and dynamic Supply Chain Team. The role will include the development of Procurement Strategies, tender documentation and commercial contracts in accordance with the Council Standing Orders and Public Procurement Regulations. Additional key supply chain activities will include market reviews, benchmarking and soft market testing.

This role will best suit an individual who is innovative, organised and energetic. A level of commercial acumen is essential and the successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop their professional procurement skills further.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council. 

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