Commercial & Procurement Manager

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
£44,863 - £51,817 per annum plus excellent pension scheme and benefits
10 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Are you looking to lead a team of procurement professionals, who are committed to driving positive change? If you are MCIPS qualified, have experience of public sector procurement and are looking for a fresh challenge we have the perfect opportunity for you.

About the Role 

The Commercial and Procurement Manager is at the forefront of much of the Council's most important commercial work. Being directly responsible for the successful design and procurement of critical regulated social care services the post holder will act as a leader in commercial excellence for Lincolnshire County Council.  Being at the heart of a fast moving, skilled and dynamic team this role offers the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of public sector commercial work as well as help deliver vital Social Care services.

 This is a management role within the Commercial & Procurement Team which supports the wider Commercial Team – People Services.  The Commercial & Procurement Team has a wide area of responsibility which includes the provision of procurement advice, service design, offering challenge to the way existing services are commissioned and end to end procurement project management. 

 Reporting to the Head of Commercial Services, you will lead a team of Commercial & Procurement Officers and be responsible for the delivery of an ambitious work plan, in doing so you will ensure value for money for the Council and positive outcomes for the people of Lincolnshire.  

About you

To be effective in this role you will be: 

  • Educated to degree level (ideally with a commercial or legal focus), hold an MCIPS qualification, or hold equivalent Professional Qualifications; 
  • An expert in public sector procurement
  • Experienced in social care
  • A strong leader that thrives on challenge
  • Commercially minded with a good understanding of getting good value from contracted services 
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships; 
  • A skilled communicator, capable of working with Senior Leaders, and with strong negotiation skills; and 
  • Forward thinking and keen to embed new ways of thinking and working 

In return we will offer you a unique opportunity to join a highly regarded team in a role that provides variety, challenge and an opportunity for you to impart your knowledge and expertise to drive positive change.

 If you have any questions about the role or would like more information please contact Carl Miller, Commercial & Procurement Manager, via email or phone 07879 412886.

We are aiming to undertake interviews on Friday 10th December 2021.

 About the Team 

The Commercial Team - People Services is responsible for the procurement and contract management of over 600 Adult Care and Community Wellbeing contracts, with an extensive work programme planned for the next five years. The programme includes Adult Social Care Services, Public Health and support to Children's Services. The combined annual spend of this activity is over £250 million p.a. and the programme includes a very diverse range of individual Procurement, Contract Management and Market Development projects. The team is accountable for ensuring contracts are commissioned, procured, and managed in a way that ensures value for money at the same time as ensuring a safe, effective and positive service is delivered to all vulnerable people in Lincolnshire. 

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