All Departments
Legal & Procurement
Advertising Salary
£51,382 - £52,467
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Contract type
Full time

About The Role

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Location: Civic Centre, Leyland

Salary: £51,382 - £52,467

Hours: Full time (36.25 hours)  

Contract: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Shared Procurement Team of Chorley Council and South Ribble Borough Council.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Procurement Manager to lead our procurement team who are committed to providing a positive and proactive service. The procurement team have a vital role to play in supporting the delivery of key projects for both councils.

You should be enthusiastic and confident with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Public Sector experience is preferred but not essential. You should have a flexible approach and be able to deliver in a busy and challenging environment.

We offer a good range of employee benefits including generous leave entitlement, flexible working, a generous car allowance scheme and excellent pension provisions. Free car parking is available.

For more detailed information about the role please view the Job Description.

What you’ll be getting up to

  • You'll be responsible for the delivery of a high quality procurement service to both councils. You will be expected to develop and promote excellence in procurement activities across both councils and provide professional advice, guidance and assistance on all procurement related matters across both South Ribble and Chorley Councils.  
  • You'll provide procurement support on key projects
  • And you'll lead a team of procurement professionals and support with their development
Who we’re looking for
  • You'll have previous management experience
  • Experience of joint procurement initiatives and collaboration
  • Experience of tender preparation and management in the public sector
  • Experience of e-procurement
  • Experience of implementing change in a procurement environment
  • Knowledge of social value in the procurement process
  • You will have a CIPS Diploma (or working towards)                                                                                               
Our Benefits
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (and Christmas shutdown)
  • Hybrid/agile working from day one
  • Local Government pension
  • Healthcare Cash Plan for cash back on health treatments
  • Cashback website access for savings on brands you love
  • Volunteering days
  • Free parking
  • 6% Car Allowance

About Us

At South Ribble Council, our mission is to provide a first-class service and improve the quality of life for our communities. Our staff are our greatest resource in helping us achieve this. They’re at the heart of everything we do and are crucial to the delivery of excellent services. 
 
Working Together
 
We share a number of our services with Chorley Council. This allows for improved resilience across both councils and provides numerous benefits to our operations. Whilst some staff and back-end processes are shared between the Councils, both Councils still retain sovereignty and have separate strategies and corporate plans.
 
Additional information

Applicants are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date. 
 
The advertised salary is inclusive of a 6% car allowance.

Equal Opportunities

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to the elimination of unfair and unlawful discrimination and prejudice in all our policies, procedures, and practices.

We’re committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and accessible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, please contact us via the "Contact Us" page on our website.

If you are disabled or your last employer was the armed forces, and you meet all the essential criteria of a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Other jobs like this

Advertising End Date
21 Apr 2024
All Departments
Legal & Procurement
Advertising Salary
£51,382 - £52,467
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Contract type
Full time
Advertising End Date
23 Apr 2024
All Departments
Leisure & Sports
Advertising Salary
£32,013 (pro rata) / £16.59 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Contract type
Part time
Advertising End Date
17 Apr 2024
All Departments
Administration & Business Support, Early Careers (Graduates & Apprentices), Property Services
Advertising Salary
£24,702 - £25,119
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term Contract
Contract type
Full time