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Procurement Manager

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
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£39,177 - £42,899 pa
Job term:
Full Time
Closing date:
02 July 2017
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Based in Lowestoft or Melton (Dependent on preference).

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in and visiting east Suffolk. Already a progressive, successful partnership, we are in the process of combining our two authorities to create the largest District Council in the country, delivering vital services to those who need them most. It is a truly exciting time to join us.

Reporting to the Head of Operations you will be responsible for driving forward the procurement function with the key objective of growing and developing new business. Through diversification and expansion you will work towards generating a net income for investment in further opportunities and to help offset costs of other activities.

You will ensure that all procurement is undertaken in accordance with professional and legal standards and probity, have influence over £24 million of expenditure per annum and ensure the achievement of best value for money on all procured goods, works and services.

You must be a fully qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply with appropriate post qualification experience, demonstrable first hand knowledge of public sector procurement processes and previous experience of forging successful partnerships with a wide range of internal and external bodies.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential requirements for this role as is the ability to manage and co-ordinate work programmes and staff.

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

This is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference in a dynamic work environment.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Kerry Blair on (01502) 523007.

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

Closing date: 1pm, 2 July 2017.
Interview date: 18 July 2017.

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