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Procurement & Commissioning Category Manager HCC45196

Job Details:


Salary Range: £41,562 - £46,776 per annum 
Work Location: Elizabeth II Court, Winchester 
Hours per week: 37  
Contract Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 4 December 2020
Interview Date: 9 or 10 December 2020
Contact details for an informal discussion: Please contact Nicki Griffiss, Senior Commissioning and Procurement Manager on Nicola.Griffiss@hants.gov.uk

Are you looking for a role that:


  • Has you taking the lead on commissioning and procuring services for Hampshire children and young people? 
  • Utilises your knowledge of public procurement legislation and best practice? 
  • Identify creative solutions to maximise efficiencies whilst delivering statutory duties? 
  • Will see you working across the department and with other external agencies on complex projects? 
  • Provides opportunities for independent and team working in a friendly and supportive environment? 
  • Showcases your capacity to manage and appropriately prioritise your workload? 
  • Utilises your written and verbal communication skills? 


We judge our performance on how we benefit our communities and not just by cost alone. We’re looking for a knowledgeable, trustworthy team member who can deliver high quality procurements, apply strategic sourcing and category management techniques and influence the supply market. If you can improve, implement and manage spend, resources and processes and can meet customer needs, then we’d love to hear from you.


With sound professional and pragmatic judgement, you will advise senior management on best procurement practice to ensure business decisions are compliant with internal and European regulations. 


Procurement is a key deliverable for Children’s Services and requires someone who is able to manage complex data sets in an ever-evolving environment. This will involve the award and management of a range of contracts, some of which are likely to be of substantial value and complexity.


For further information about the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. 


Your skills: 

We’re looking for someone who can drive efficiencies and performance by applying experience, creative thinking and the ability to manage complex workloads. Are you accurate, accountable, resilient and methodical? Do you have a strong focus on relevant procurement specialisms and can drive efficiencies and performance?
If you think that describes you, then please get in touch.


Your rewards: 


In return, we offer a welcoming, professional team environment, good values and a commitment to your learning and development. The post is an excellent opportunity to work for one of the top performing local government authorities in the country.


For further information about the rewards we can offer you, please visit our website. 

Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements, please note we will take up references prior to interview.


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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