There has never been a more exciting time to join Procurement Services as a Category Manager in a role that truly adds value. We have a large number of construction related procurement opportunities that are currently being approved which will move into the full procurement phase in the next few months. The successful applicant will primarily take the lead in procuring a number of these construction related projects and may also be required to undertake other procurement projects as may be required.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual with construction procurement experience to provide a professional service, who will be a team player and be able to work closely with stakeholders in a client focused environment. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and be able to demonstrate a ‘savings minded’ approach to procurement in general.
In return you’ll be part of a flexible and friendly team within a service that encourages innovation and autonomy that is committed to supporting professional development.
Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate.
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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