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Contract And Supply Specialist

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East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft
Salary details:
£24,313 - £30,507 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing Date
27 May 2019 01:00 PM
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East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

As part of the largest and very progressive Council you will be acting as a business partner, managing procurement processes for our Housing department and helping them to deliver the resources needed for their ambitious programmes of work.

East Suffolk is committed to investing in the local infrastructure and economy and procurement has a big part to play in this. As a dynamic authority actively tackling the issues and challenges within East Suffolk, it is a truly exciting time to join us!

The diverse range of services, projects and partnerships planned, or already in place, offers opportunities for personal development on a daily basis. Meanwhile new challenges to create improved sustainability, engage or develop local supply chains, engineer beneficial social value or deliver commercial options as part of our procurements will test your ability to think unconventionally.

For example perhaps you might be finding architects and designers for a major development project along Lowestoft’s waterfront, looking at cutting edge software to manage our housing functions, setting up agreements to reduce homelessness in the district or working on multi million pound agreements to ensure the maintenance and improvements to our housing stock.

What ever the project you will be a key part of delivering vital services to those who need them most in more effective and efficient ways.

You will need to ensure that all procurement is undertaken in accordance with professional and legal standards and probity, and ensure best value for the citizens of East Suffolk using the most appropriate route(s) available. You will then help to realise this best value with good contract management.

Familiarity with both the housing sector and public procurement regulations and contracting and negotiation processes would be great. However, most importantly we are looking for a dynamic approach, problem solving skills, excellent communication and organisational skills, a can-do attitude with the ability to deliver complex projects to time and budget.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so we’ll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There’s also a superb benefits package including flexible working options, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Please read the job description and person specification on the right of the page before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Mark Fisher on (01502) 523671.

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