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Strategic Procurement Manager

EmployerEast Sussex County Council
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other, Public Sector & Not For Profit, Retail, Services
Salary£41,815 to £45,700 per annum
Town/CityLewes, East Sussex
LocationsLondon, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted01 September 2017

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£41,815 - £45,700 per annum for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday based out of County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE.

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.

About 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.

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

Orbis is a shared services partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, and Surrey County Council. Our purpose is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers. We do this by generating efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology.

Our aim is to grow our influence by working with like-minded organisations who believe as we do, that greater things can be encompassed through true integration and partnership working. Today, Orbis is the largest local government shared service partnership of its’ kind in the UK. We know that our people are our greatest asset and are the key to successful partnership working. We are proud of our public sector heritage and that our employees demonstrate expertise, passion, innovation and customer-focus in everything they do.

The role that we are recruiting to sits within the Strategic Procurement Team, heading up the Assets and Infrastructure category. 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 Team in Surrey County Council, sharing knowledge, expertise and resource to best service our customer’s needs.

The Strategic Procurement Manager role will also work closely with colleagues in the other functional teams that sit within Orbis Procurement, providing support for Category Strategy development and supply chain engagement. Cross-functional working and matrix management is key to how we function as a service.

 To be shortlisted for interview your application will clearly evidence:

  • Substantial procurement expertise, leading significant projects across a range of commercial, category and sourcing activities, with a particular focus on Assets & Infrastructure.
  • Experience in building strong stakeholder relationships with major service areas at senior level.
  • Knowledge of the principles of change management, project management and continuous improvement, and their practical application.
  • Great communication skills and strong project management skills, with a focus on delivery.
  • Wide experience in successful leading, coaching, mentoring and developing of staff.

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