Procurement Officer

Council House, Priory Road DY1 1HF
£32,798 to £35,336 per annum
27 Jul 2022
31 Dec 2099
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Full time permanent
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Procurement is at the heart of Dudley Council's £1billion regeneration agenda, IT transformation, housing improvements and the delivery of services for adults and children.  We are in an exciting period to develop and deliver system change across the organisation.

If you are passionate about change and want to work in an exciting organisation that actively contributes to social change, then this procurement role is the next role for you!

We are looking for a procurement business engagement partner to lead in our procurement projects in defined categories.

Working alongside the Head of Procurement on our multi-year council wide transformation programme, you will ensure that we have solid foundations on which to build our vision for the future, providing technical expertise to the programme, and delivering major projects. 

What we absolutely need you to do:

  • Build strong and lasting relationships with senior managers to ensure we achieve value for money through savings and social value. This covers the whole lifecycle from identifying needs, developing, and implementing procurement strategies, and supporting the management of gold contracts.
  • Contribute to developing and implementing a relevant and robust strategy and identifying innovative procurement opportunities.
  • Ensure procurement supports delivery of the Council’s Corporate objectives in a compliant manner and to the highest possible professional standards.
  • Support the Head of Procurement in the leadership of the department and developing a modern and resilient, high quality, customer focused procurement service. Help achieve the outcomes of the improvement programme.

What we will need you to bring to the role:

  • Qualified to CIPS professional level or have extensive experience in a procurement discipline.
  • With a focus on defined directorates and categories of spend, work closely with senior managers identifying needs, developing, and implementing procurement strategies.
  • Identify innovative procurement opportunities and support the delivery of improvements and efficiencies.
  • Demonstrable procurement, category management, and commercial skills
  • Experience of identifying and delivering significant savings.
  • Experience of managing spend analysis and a contract register to identify opportunities.
  • Experience of leading a range of different complex procurement's including competitive dialogues and negotiated procedures.
  • You will be responsible for multi-million pound spend.

You will also benefit from:

  • A generous Local Government Pension
  • Agile Working – supporting and promoting a positive work/life balance
    Flexible Working – to include Agile Working (dependant on the needs of the service), Flexible Retirement
  • Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) Depending upon Salary and Length of Service
  • Learning & Development / Apprenticeships – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client
  • Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing
  • Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally
  • Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres

The Recruitment Process:

Please apply with your CV and supporting statement.  Applications will be reviewed when received and candidates contacted.

The vacancy will close upon confirmation of successful applicant.

For further details please contact Luisa Fulci - Director of Digital, Customer & Commercial Services via email

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