Procurement and Commercial Manager
East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk. We currently have this exciting opportunity to lead the Procurement Team within the Operations Service area. We are seeking a Procurement and Commercial Manager who can secure best value, assist the council ensuring contracts are performing as intended and, where possible, deliver maximum benefit to the businesses and residents of East Suffolk. You will be responsible for achieving best value for money on all procured goods, works and services and reduce the cost of the procurement process, ensuring continuous improvement. You will have influence over and indirect responsibility for around £24 million of expenditure per annum. You will need to grow and develop new business through diversification and expansion to generate a net income for investment in further opportunities and to help offset costs of other activities.
What you will need:
As a member of CIPS, you should be educated to degree level in a relevant field, have significant knowledge of public sector procurement processes and experience of contract monitoring and improvement.
Why work for us?
East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSWedQksWt0) and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work (YouTube).
Here are some of the main benefits:
Great opportunities for training and development
Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)
Local government pension scheme
Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)
Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.
Please see our benefits brochure
Brochure-2021.pdf) for further information (PDF).
The majority of our teams are working in an agile way, with a mixture of home and office working, depending on individual preferences and service requirements. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were successful, please contact the recruiting manager listed below.
Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.
To find out more For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Kerry Blair, Operations
Manager at email@example.com or email: HR@eastsuffolk.gov.uk
How to apply:
Complete the online application and upload your supporting statement on our website:
Closing date: 11pm, 10 October 2022.
Interview date: 20 October 2022.
East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk. We hugely value our staff and know that in order for us to remain successful, it is essential for us to recognise talented employees, developing and retaining them within the organisation. We are therefore committed to investing in our staff and providing first-class support to ensure a positive culture and rewarding careers. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSWedQksWt0