Commercial and Procurement Officer
Are you an effective communicator with proven procurement experience? Are you keen to develop new skills by joining a forward thinking and expanding team that seeks to maximise value for money in the delivery of it's services? If so, we'd like to hear from you.
About the Team
The Commercial Team - People Services is responsible for the procurement and contract management of 800+ Adult Care and Community Wellbeing contracts/settings, with an extensive work programme planned for the next five years. The programme includes Adult Social Care Services, Public Health and support to Children's Services. The combined annual spend of this activity is over £300 million p.a. and the programme includes a very diverse range of individual Procurement, Contract Management and Market Development projects. The team is accountable for ensuring contracts are commissioned, procured, and managed in a way that ensures value for money at the same time as ensuring a safe, effective and positive service is delivered to all vulnerable people in Lincolnshire.
About the Role
The role sits within the Procurement Team – a growing team - which supports the wider Commercial Team – People Services. The team has a wide area of responsibility which includes the provision of procurement advice, offering challenge to the way existing services are commissioned and procurement project management.
Reporting to the Commercial & Procurement Manager, you will develop bespoke procurement and contract documentation which will deliver appropriate cost effective outcomes for the Council, and ensure positive outcomes for the vulnerable people of Lincolnshire.
To be effective in this role you will be:
- Educated to degree level or hold an equivalent Professional Qualification;
- Experienced in public sector procurement;
- Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships;
- An effective communicator, with strong negotiation skills; and
- Forward thinking and keen to embed new ways of thinking and working
In return we will offer you a unique opportunity to join a growing team in a role that provides variety, challenge and an opportunity for you to impart your knowledge and expertise to drive positive change to the understanding, management and continuous improvement of services for the people of Lincolnshire.
Please read the Job Description and supporting information carefully, ensuring that your application clearly demonstrates the required skills and experience that we are looking for.
For an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Alex Craig, Commercial & Procurement Manager, on 01522 554070 or via email at email@example.com
At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions, all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues. We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.
Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.