Senior Commercial & Procurement Officer
Are you a driven procurement specialist looking to join a forward thinking team? Are you able to remain calm under pressure and manage conflicting deadlines? Are you looking for the next step in your career and an opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to develop and mentor others? If so, we have the opportunity for you.
Lincolnshire County Council is seeking applications from exceptional candidates to join its Commercial and Procurement Team. This team leads activity across the Council focusing on large infrastructure procurement and commercial projects which deliver value-for-money and fit-for-purpose contracts.
What we are looking for
You will be commercially minded and able to take personal responsibility for driving organisational changes where there is scope to make a big impact.
Candidates must also be able to demonstrate:
- a minimum of 2 years' experience in public sector procurement and an advanced knowledge of the Public Contract Regulations 2015;
- a MCIPS, or equivalent professional qualification, or be working towards;
- an ability to stay calm under pressure and manage their demanding workload effectively;
- strong communication skills, with an ability to negotiate and influence; and
- excellent relationship management skills.
What we can offer
In return we are offering a competitive salary of £35,745 - £39,880, along with a generous pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.
If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply. Please ensure that your cover letter fully explains why you have applied and how you feel you meet the requirements of the role.
If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Ben Crow on 07770 543 669 or Dan Charlesworth on 07920 765318
Applications Close on Monday 24th May and interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams W/C 7th June.
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.