About the role
With an annual spend of over £340 million and around 3,500 suppliers, we fully recognise the value and need for effective contract management.
Our award winning Central Procurement Team is a highly regarded service. As part of a major business transformation programme, it is now positioned to make an even greater contribution in driving best value and a more commercial approach throughout the organisation.
The role of the central procurement service has been strengthened to broaden its remit. Our new procurement strategy focuses on developing the Council’s strategic approach to procurement and enhancing the management and development of our suppliers.
This is a new and exciting role that sits within the procurement team but with a firm focus on undertaking scheduled reviews of key contracts of monetary and strategic importance.
As the successful candidate, you will be instrumental to supporting different service managers ensure the contracts under their responsibility achieve good levels of performance, as well as seeking opportunities for improved outcomes and savings.
As a commercially minded professional, you will have the ability to add rigour, as well as innovation, to existing contract management processes. In part, applying learning through spot and post contract reviews, as well helping to train and equip managers improve their contract management understanding and skills. All the while maintaining a clear focus on achieving desired outcomes.
Whether you come from a private or public sector background, you will bring with you a range of commercial skills in contract management and a clear understanding of current market conditions and trends.
You will also be adept in report-writing and excellent at developing effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders and suppliers.
We are one of the UK's most culturally vibrant and diverse areas, with over 200,000 people living within eight square miles at the heart of London's East End.
The borough includes a number of London's famous attractions including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Columbia Road Flower Market and Billingsgate Fish Market. The attractions of Bangla Town bring in thousands of tourists every year. It is also home to some amazing buildings like those at Canary Wharf and the RIBA award winning Idea Store in Whitechapel.
Tower Hamlets is one of the best connected boroughs in London and accessibility is improving all the time.
We are a values-led organisation. The council's core values are achieving results, valuing diversity, learning effectively and engaging with others inform what we do and how we do it. They provide a structured way of highlighting the skills and behaviours we need staff to demonstrate in order to deliver quality services.
We recognise the importance of rewarding our staff, developing them and providing a work life balance. As such we have a wide range of staff benefits and also offer flexible working, including the opportunity to work one day a week from home in this role. For more information click http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/jobs_and_careers/working_for_tower_hamlets_coun/staff_benefits.aspx
For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait our retained consultants at Jobsgopublic on 020 7427 8255, or email
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against just a couple of specific questions. You are also welcome to attach your CV, if you have one to further support your application.
Interview date: W/C 19th June
Closing date: 12pm Monday, 5th June
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