Brighton and Hove City Council Procurement Team is seeking a Strategic Procurement Manager who will focus on supporting the Social Care and Public Health category areas with the ability to support other category areas as the need arises.
This role is based at Hove Town Hall but will occasionally require travel throughout the Brighton and Hove geographical area.
Interviews are planned to take place 16th of January 2020.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Cliff Youngman, Head of Procurement on 01273 291408 or via email at Cliff.Youngman@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Working for Brighton & Hove: Benefits include; generous leave which starts at 25 days annually (including extra-statutory) and builds with service, local government salary-related pension offered, as well as the option to join the bike share scheme, B&H Buses 4Work Saver and child care vouchers.
About the role
The BHCC Procurement Team
The Brighton and Hove Procurement Team provides direct local support to its customers in the Brighton and Hove City Council, providing expertise on tendering activity and contributing to the delivery of service objectives, savings and other benefits including Social Value and Community Wealth Building. The team works closely with Orbis Procurement Colleagues in East Sussex County Council and Surrey County Council, sharing knowledge, expertise and resource to best service customer needs.
The role of Strategic Procurement Manager will require you to operate as a business Partner for Health and Adult Social Care (‘HASC’) and Families, Children and Learning (‘FCL’) Directorates. In addition to this, the successful candidate may be required to support the other categories (Housing & Property, CCIPS - Corporate Contracts, IT & Professional Services and City Services & Infrastructure) as the need arises.
We are seeking a person who:
- Is capable of working in a fast-paced, creative and commercially-minded team;
- Has extensive experience of;
- Public sector procurement, EU procurement regulations, category management and business partnering,
- Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships,
- Leading effective and innovative procurements,
- Strong acumen in prioritising and resolving complex issues,
- Awareness and experience of working in a political environment,
- Delivering value for money and strong commercial outcomes,
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Developing and maintaining a Strategic Procurement Plan for the Health and Social Care areas;
- 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 and encourage Community Wealth Building;
- Leading, coaching and motivating a small team of procurement professionals.
As part of the application process you are required you to upload your CV and submit a Supporting Statement. Shortlisting for interview happens across the following areas within the Job description:
“CRITERIA Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities, Experience and Personal Characteristics” and “CRITERIA - Details of the specific qualifications and/or experience if required for the role in line with the above description” from the information provided within the CV and supporting statement
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.
Please see the Orbis Partnership webpage for further details on Orbis.
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.