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Principal Procurement & Compliance Officer

Derbyshire County Council
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Procurement & Contract Compliance Manager

Location: Matlock/Hybrid

Grade 13 - £42,513 - £46,156 - plus market leading package (see below)

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Derbyshire County Council have an exceptional opportunity for a Procurement & Contract Compliance Manager to join County Procurement.

This role will be leading a recently established procurement & contract compliance team and is well suited to highly motivated positive individual who is seeking a real opportunity to make a difference and drive improvements into commercial practices across the whole organisation.

What will I be doing?

Reporting to the Head of Procurement you will be leading the team who are responsible for ensuring procurement and contract management compliance throughout the organisation.

You will:
  • manage the procurement & contract compliance team
  • drive continuous improvement in commercial practices across the procurement function and wider organisation
  • lead and manage procurement and contract compliance across all areas of the organisation
  • established systems to manage and monitor procurement processes with the ability to interpret and implement new legislation or regulation changes
  • implement a framework for best practice contract management across the organisation
  • Provide commercial support to a range of users across the Council

What skills and experience do you need to have?
  • exceptional commercial skills
  • substantial experience of leading a team in a large organisation.
  • extensive knowledge, understanding and application of sourcing and procurement principles, systems, and contract management best practice
  • experience of operating at a senior level, managing and delivering change.
  • experience of supplier performance and relationship management
  • proven leadership skills to inspire, motivate and develop team members
  • excellent communication skills able to negotiate, persuade and influence outcomes critical to the business
  • ability to critically analyse and evaluate, weigh competing arguments, draw conclusions, and make recommendations

And what's in it for you?

Derbyshire is a wonderful place to live, visit and work. The post will be based at County Hall at Matlock in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, but we are moving to a hybrid working model as part of our modern ways of working ideology.
  • 27 days of annual leave rising to 32 days after 5 years of service
  • flexible working scheme allowing up to an additional 2 days off per month
  • generous local government pension scheme
  • guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • cycle to work scheme
  • free online health and exercise sessions

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to get into a team that will fully invest in your development and job satisfaction.

This is a great opportunity to join our team, please do take a look at the other vacancies in our procurement team!&ocg=&loc=

Please include a covering letteroutlining the reasons for your interest and your skills, knowledge and experience, taking account of the requirements set out in the job and person profile (attached). Each document should be no longer than 2 sides of A4 (font size 12).

If you would prefer to submit a standard application form, you can download one and upload this instead of your CV.
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