Staffordshire County Council

Procurement Manager x 2

Stafford, Staffordshire
£37,890 - £41,881 per annum
27 Oct 2021
01 Dec 2021
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Procurement Manager -  

Salary:  £37,890 - £41,881 per annum

 37 Hours per week – Permanent

About the role

Staffordshire County Council spends over £500m pa on purchasing services and supplies.

This role will provide effective management of all procurement activity across the County Council relating to an allocated portfolio of expenditure, delivering recurring cost efficiencies, best value and continuous improvement.

What you’ll bring

You will be a key source of technical knowledge, and a problem-solver focused on delivering value for money, efficiency, timely procurement advice, and leading strategic procurements across the whole of the organisation, ensuring procurement activity operates in a way which is integral to the achievement of the County Council’s overall ambition, strategic corporate objectives, and priorities.

What you’ll have

  • demonstrable experience of working in a procurement and commercial environment with a track record of delivering end to end procurement projects and cost efficiencies
  • experience of working in a regulated procurement environment and an excellent working knowledge of Public Sector procurement legislation / practice
  • the adaptability to manage a wide scope and variety of portfolio spend areas
  • a commercially awareness and ability to lead / influence a wide range of project stakeholder groups.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Closing Date: 01/12/2021
Interview Date: w/c 13/12/2021

For more information about the role please contact: Jo FitzPatrick –

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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