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Strategic Procurement Manager - Brighton & Hove

Posted on 21 June 2019

  • DirectorateESCC: Business Services
  • LocationHove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove
  • Salary£43,662 - £47,253
  • ContractSecondment
  • Closing DateApply by 27 June 2019

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/474/2706
Positions available 1
Working hours 37
Closing date 27 June 2019
Job category Procurement
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Strategic Procurement Manager

This role is sovereign to Brighton and Hove City Council

Fixed term for: 12 months

For an informal discussion, please contact Clifford Youngman, Head of Procurement - Brighton and Hove City Council, on 01273 291 408 or via email at Cliff.Youngman@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Interviews scheduled: 11 July at Hove Town Hall

About the role

The Brighton and Hove Procurement Team are seeking a Strategic Procurement Manager on a 12 month secondment.The successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Development of a Strategic Procurement Plan for a given major spend area;
  • Programming and delivering a range of complex tendering and commercial projects within the Strategic Procurement Plan;
  • Driving greater value for money from more effective and innovative procurement;
  • Liaising with key stakeholders, including heads of service;
  • Collaborating with Orbis partners;
  • Delivering social value;
  • Leading, coaching and motivating a small team of professionals

The work location for this role is flexible across Brighton and Hove, but you will be expected to develop and maintain excellent working relations with the various customers the Procurement Team supports, and also with colleagues across our organisation.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong knowledge of and experience in of public sector procurement, category management and business partnering;
  • Strong relationship management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong acumen in prioritising and resolving complex issues;
  • Awareness and experience of working in a political environment; and
  • An evidenced ability to support and develop staff.

Further details are provided in the attached Role Profile.

***Important Information***
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the application process under Questionnaire 1 which you will find when you apply.  You will also need to attach a copy of your CV.

*Eligibility to Apply for Secondments

Permanent employees are eligible to apply for a secondment where they have:

held their current post for at least twelve months, obtained agreement from their line manager and have a defined development need that may be met through the secondment or there is a defined organisational need that will be met via the secondment

Temporary employees are not eligible to apply for vacancies on a secondment basis, but would be offered a standard fixed-term contract.

To apply, please click on the link below

https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/jobs/job-details?job_id=1926

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

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, LGB, male 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 employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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 employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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