Cornwall County Council

Commercial Careers in Cornwall

circa £30k - £56k
07 May 2020
03 Jun 2020
Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member

Commercial Careers in Cornwall

Salary ranges: circa £30k - £56k

Truro, Cornwall

Permanent, Full Time

Commercial Services is a new service. It has bought together functions previously dispersed across the Council. We have ambitions to move to a top performing commercial function over the coming year. This is part of a wider transformation programme. We are interested in applicants who want to be part of this journey. We are currently seeking a number of roles including:

  • Supplier Relationship & Contract Manager (£46,919 - £56,360)
  • Strategic Sourcing Specialist (£37,935 -£45,591)
  • Shareholder Specialist (£37,935 -£45,591)
  • Performance & System Specialist (£37,935 -£45,591)

We are a large unitary Council with annual expenditure exceeding £1 billion. We manage some of the largest range of functions across any Council. We currently spend about £700m per year on over 5,500 different types of supplier organisations. This includes a significant Council owned group of companies. The group delivers a range of functions: from an airport through to a multimillion pound investment company.

Our Service sits within the Customer and Support Services Directorate. It is made up of four main teams that cover a number of commercial activities:

Strategic Sourcing Team

Leading on the most complex commercial activities of the Council, it will be responsible for:

  • development of category management plans
  • sourcing strategies
  • running some of the most challenging procurements

Operational Sourcing Team 

Leading on a bottom up approach to address the Council’s lower value, high volume ‘tail’ spend, through:

  • improved visibility
  • clearly defined management routes

Shareholder, Strategy, Policy and Performance

Leading on the setting of the organisation's Commercial framework and policies.  It will ensure that the Council has effective governance and business intelligence, developing the business case for any new Council owned entities.

Supplier Relationship and Contract Management

This team will create a consistent, directorate led, centrally supported approach to these activities across the Council. It will focus on driving up the value of these contracts throughout their lifetime.

Please visit our page for more information about our service, Cornwall Council and the available vacancies.

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