Procurement Manager - East Sussex
£31,005 to £33,491 per annum based at Lewes, East Sussex.About the Role
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.
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. For more information on the benefits offered please click here.
Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your Procurement career?
Orbis is a shared services partnership between East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City 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.
Based in Eastbourne and primarily supporting Adult Social Care, The role that we are recruiting to sits within the Strategic Procurement Team. 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 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 and personal statement will clearly evidence.
- Procurement expertise, leading projects across a range of commercial, category and sourcing activities;
- Experience in building strong stakeholder relationships;
- Great communication skills;
Public Sector experience and sound knowledge of EU procurement regulations is preferred.
To apply for the role, please click on the link below:Additional InformationThis post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to 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.
Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.