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Closing on: Jun 19, 2024
Job Category: Public Sector
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: South East
Salary: £ Negotiable

Job Responsibilities:

Function Leadership

  • To act as a professional adviser on procurement and contract management matters to Service Leads and other Officers for health, education and social care, supporting effective decision making in relation to the procurement of goods and services from suppliers.

Strategy and Decision Making

  • To work with Commissioners and Service Leads across both Councils to drive the development of a sub-category strategy for a health, education and social care spend category ensuring that this is consistent with the broader category strategy owned by the relevant Category Manager.

Relationships and Stakeholder Management

  • To build effective working relationships, relating to health, education and social care across the Council, its suppliers and other partners which deliver effective and consistent services, and which represent value for money.
  • To work with Commissioners and Officers across the Council to deliver of procurement and contract management activities for their health, education and social care spend category.

Technical / Professional

  • To deliver procurement and contract management activity for their health, education and social care spend category in the Council, ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of the required outcomes and benefits.
  • To support the Category Manager in ensuring that the Council is compliant with the requirements of Standing Orders relating to Contracts and the Public Procurement Regulations (or replacement) and all legislative requirements associated with the procurement of goods and services within a public sector organisation for their health, education and social care spend category.
  • To contribute to the development of advice, written reports and briefings relating to procurement and contract management activity, for their health, education and social care spend category. as directed by the relevant Category Manager.
  • To adopt and champion the joint Procurement and Contract Management function’s new ways of working (including the governance framework, policies, processes and procedures) as set out as part of the Procurement and Contract Management function design approved by Chief Executives Direct Reports (CEDR) in June 2020.
  • To support the relevant Category Manager to identify opportunities for continuous service improvement within their health, education and social care spend category.
  • To adopt and champion best practice methodologies and toolkits that supports consistent and quality delivery of Procurement and Contract Management activity which in turn will support the Council to achieve its strategic business aims.
  • To contribute knowledge and new ideas that supports the Council to think about and deliver services differently within health, education and social care spend category.

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