Strategic Procurement Manager- Kingston Upon Thames

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
£55,485 per annum plus other benefits!
13 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Specialist Area
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Job Details

£55,485 to £66,644 per annum for 36 hours per week Monday to Friday, based out of County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

At Orbis Procurement, we want candidates to feel confident to ask about the flexibility they need at work.  This might be part time, remote working, compressed hours or job share. Any candidate who applies for a job with us can ask about flexible working at interview.  In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

We are proud of our agile working culture, including providing the technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones) where the role allows. Benefits include; generous leave which starts at 24 days annually and builds with service, local government salary-related pension offered, as well as the option to join the car lease scheme and child care vouchers. For more information on the benefits offered please click here.

About the Role

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your Procurement career?

Orbis is a shared services partnership between East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council. Our purpose is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers. We do this by generating efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology.

Our aim is to grow our influence by working with like-minded organisations who believe as we do, that greater things can be encompassed through true integration and partnership working. Today, Orbis is the largest local government shared service partnership of its’ kind in the UK. We know that our people are our greatest asset and are the key to successful partnership working. We are proud of our public sector heritage and that our employees demonstrate expertise, passion, innovation and customer-focus in everything they do.

The role that we are recruiting to sits within the Strategic Procurement Team, heading up the Assets and Infrastructure category. This team provides direct localised support to our customers in Surrey County Council, providing expertise on tendering activity and contributing to the delivery of service objectives, savings and other benefits, including social value. We work closely with the Strategic Procurement Team in East Sussex County Council, sharing knowledge, expertise and resource to best service our customer’s needs.

The Strategic Procurement Manager role will also work closely with colleagues in the other functional teams that sit within Orbis Procurement, providing support for Category Strategy development and supply chain engagement. Cross-functional working and matrix management is key to how we function as a service.

 To be shortlisted for interview, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • Substantial procurement expertise, leading significant projects across a range of commercial, category and sourcing activities, with a particular focus on Assets & Infrastructure.
  • Experience in building and developing strong stakeholder relationships with major service areas at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of the principles of change management, project management and continuous improvement, and their practical application, with a focus on delivery.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills across a variety of formats.
  • Wide experience in successful leading, coaching, mentoring and developing of staff.

Public Sector experience and sound knowledge of EU procurement regulations is preferred.

For more information on this position, please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying.

Contact Details

Interested in finding out more? Please feel free to call Chloe Williams on Tel: 020 8213 2567 or email on

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21st September 2017.

Interviews will take place week commencing 2nd October 2017.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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