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Senior Procurement Officer

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South Norfolk Council
Place of work:
South Norfolk House, Long Stratton
Salary details:
£31,370 - £34,788 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Closing date:
28 May 2019 01:00 PM
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 Play a key role in maintaining and developing best procurement practice in our new joint team


Role Snapshot…

Are you a procurement specialist with the right balance of technical knowledge and interpersonal skills to drive best procurement practice in our forward looking Local Government organisation? Then read on...


What you could be part of…

Working across South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council primarily, you will be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like.  Continuous improvement is also vital, and our employees challenge themselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.


South Norfolk Council lead a commercial Procurement Consortium to provide strategic, procurement solutions and are seeking admission of new partners. This role will strengthen the Consortium and ensure collaboratively value for money is achieved for all partners through efficient and effective procurement processes.


What you’ll be doing…

  • Working with our staff and managers to identify the best procurement solutions;
  • Ensuring our procurement practice accords with the highest professional and legal standards;
  • Achieving value for money and innovation on all procured works, services and supplies;
  • Leading and collaborating on procurement processes;
  • Maximising opportunities to increase income generation.


You must have…

Fully qualified membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or a degree in a relevant discipline with comprehensive knowledge of current procurement legislation and its application in the Public Sector.  Just as important is your passion and determination and your ability to engage and influence others to provide an excellent customer service.


What’s in it for you…

Our package includes employer pension contributions of 15%, performance related pay up to 4%, 23 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 5 years plus bank holidays, flexi time, compassionate leave and sickness entitlement for times of need.  We are a Platinum Investors in People so you will have regular reviews with your line manager and a personal development plan.  We also support volunteering days in the community and encourage staff to be involved with fun activities to raise money for local and national charities.


You may still have questions and can contact Ian Purdom on 01508 533645 to answer these for you.


Interview date: Friday 14 June 2019

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