Senior Procurement Officers

£32,910 - £36,922
21 Jan 2022
21 Feb 2022
Specialist Area
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member

As part of the Strategic Procurement Service at Devon County Council, you will be part of a skilled and supportive team. We use a Category Management approach, working collaboratively with a wide range of service areas and partner agencies.

The Posts:
The posts fit within the strategic procurement service and offers a particular emphasis around ICT Technology & Communications, Economy Enterprise & Skills, People services, partner agency support, wider procurement disciplines and value for money. The service is increasingly supporting the Council’s strategic priorities with growing demand for our input.

  • Opportunities include:
    We are supporting a Recovery work programme around the Devon economy, to promote economic and skills development which requires procurement support;
    The DCC ICT strategy is bringing transformative change for which our procurement support is central;
    Our People services teams are calling upon increasing procurement support which brings similar opportunities;
    Growing requirement for procurement support around strategic priorities, for example the Climate Emergency response, Social Value, Digital Transformation to name a few;
    We provide procurement support services to several partner local authorities which benefit through our collaboration.

We are seeking Senior Procurement Officers to support these initiatives and more. There are exciting opportunities for the right people with opportunities for workplan diversity, personal development and flexible working.

Devon supports agility and innovation through great technology and flexible work practices and celebrates diversity.

We are looking for:
We seek proactive individuals to join the team who can bring the practical solutions through the procurement approach. People we seek will bring strategic thinking into practical reality and work closely with our team, with clients and partners in pursuit of beneficial outcomes for the people of Devon.
Working in collaboration with colleagues across the Council and beyond, you will be professional, organised, bring vision and be highly motivated. You will possess relevant procurement qualifications or be part qualified and willing to complete. MCIPS qualification would be advantageous albeit not mandatory.
You will have relevant procurement / commercial expertise for the role and bring a sound knowledge of the procurement legal framework and the ability to convey practical guidance to others.

  • What we can offer you
    Working for Devon County Council has all the benefits that you can expect from a large employer.
    In return for the vital contribution that you make, we offer:
    24.5 days annual leave per year (rising with length of service) plus Bank Holidays;
    Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – more information can be found on the Peninsula Pensions website;
    Access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme – available 24/7 to support you with personal and work life;
    Flexible working opportunities, including home-working (subject to the needs of the role);
    Discounts from local and high street retailers through the Devon Discounts scheme.

For an informal discussion, please contact Gavin Punchard on 01392 383000 or

To view the Job Description and apply online, click here.

We are also advertising for Procurement Graduate Development posts.

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