Procurement Manager, Lewes, East Sussex

Lewes, East Sussex
£31,005-£33,491 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

£31,005-£33,491 per annum for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday, based out of County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE.

This is a fixed term contract for maternity cover for up to 9 months.

About the Role

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 23 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.

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 East Sussex 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 Surrey 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 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 communication skills;

- Wide experience in successful leading, coaching, mentoring and developing of staff;

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

Contact Details

For an informal discussion, or if you have any questions regarding this position, please email

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Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24th September 2017. 

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