Commercial & Procurement Manager
Lincolnshire County Council is seeking an MCIPS qualified Commercial and Procurement Manager to play a key role in the Commercial Team, delivering Commercial Excellence with a focus on large infrastructure projects.
About the Role
This post is responsible for managing a portfolio of high value and high risk procurement projects across a range of services (including IT, Construction, Consultancy, Waste, Transport), proactively working with the market and stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective value for money service provision. The successful candidate will implement specially designed and robust tender processes to support the procurement of critical infrastructure services.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly regarded Commercial & Procurement Team and to play a key role in its ongoing management and development. Leading reviews on the quality, relevance, performance and effectiveness of contractual arrangements with stakeholders, the postholder will oversee and lead on improvements to service delivery and cost effectiveness and contribute to the effective delivery of outcomes from new and existing procurement strategies.
MCIPS qualified with a comprehensive understanding of EU procurement law, you will have experience of procurement in a public sector setting with excellent knowledge of the Public Contract Regulations. A natural networker, you'll be comfortable dealing with senior officers, members, key stakeholders, and external organisations. You will combine technical knowledge with strong commercial acumen, understanding the demands of the service and how best to generate and negotiate excellent value for money.
Strategically minded, you'll have experience with a diverse portfolio of high value, high risk commercial projects with excellent attention to detail. You will be required to manage demanding and competing priorities whilst working to tight deadlines and taking personal responsibility for contributing to the team vision of achieving Commercial Excellence. Your understanding of how value is generated from contracting will be the key to ensuring that we deliver fit-for-purpose contracts.
The Commercial Team are well recognised within the Council for focusing on quality, dealing successfully with challenging scenarios, and a leading approach to team and officer development. We lead on high value, high risk activity across the Council, focusing on large infrastructure projects and helping the business redesign services so they are fit for the future. We are commercially minded to ensure we deliver value for money and fit-for-purpose contracts, and we drive organisational changes with scope to make a big impact.
Steeped in history and brimming with life, Lincolnshire’s historic market towns, vibrant coastal tourism and areas of outstanding natural beauty make it the perfect place for your next career move. Working with us, you can enjoy a flexible working pattern, generous annual leave and pension scheme, and exciting training and development opportunities.
Relocation expenses are also available for this role.
For more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Alex Botten, Strategic Commercial & Procurement Manager, on 01522 554258.
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 'Silver Medallist' 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.