Corporate Procurement & Contracts Manager
About the Organisation
AVDC is at the forefront of changing the way that local authorities work in the future. We have adopted a more commercial approach where we strive to generate income streams and find more cost effective ways of operating.
Our vision is to secure the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the area. Our aim is to create more business opportunities, so that ultimately we can ‘give back’ to the community. We already have success in providing extra home and garden services for sale to residents under the Limecart brand, and the business support services we offer under the Incgen brand.
We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic, family friendly place to work. We promote flexible working with many opportunities for learning and development, along with an attractive benefits package. We have a state of the art head office at The Gateway, with easy access and free parking.
As an ambitious council with a strong culture based on clearly defined values, underpinned by a Commercial Behavioural Framework, we are looking for enthusiastic, commercially minded, motivated people to be part of our team.
This role will take lead responsibility for developing strategic, commercial and forward thinking quality commissioning for all digital and IT related services; managing a professional IT Category and Contract Management service that is aligned with other corporate services.
The role is accountable for ensuring rigor in assessing supplier competency and product suitability, assessing the total cost of ownership including product renewal, exit and overall performance.
You will have knowledge of relevant legislation applicable to local authorities. You will hold a relevant professional qualification ( eg MCIPS ) or have a degree education or significant procurement experience. You will have knowledge of best practice in IT Category Management and appropriate frameworks, and be aware of trends and the anticipated future direction of IT Contract and Supplier management
You will have strong negotiation skills and a proven record in cost reduction.
These are our 5 Behaviours that you are expected to demonstrate:
Customer focus & insight – You will ensure that our customers are the driving force behind everything that we do by having a strong commercial focus. You will provide excellent customer service, delivering value to all our customers.
Delivering results – You will be accountable and aware of what our customers need. At every opportunity you will look for ways to continually improve the service provided to our customers, working within financial constraints.
Maximising personal potential – You are constantly looking to develop and challenge yourself, maximising your personal potential and that of others. You will create opportunities and act with integrity to empower yourself and others, to be the best they can be.
Building effective relationships – You will collaborate and build valuable relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the success of AVDC, by actively listening and communicating clearly with everyone you interact with.