Procurement and supply chain specialist

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Grade 6 (£30,825 to £34,834)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

x3 Temporary Positions 1 Year

x2 Permanent Positions

Do you have great administration skills and a keen eye for detail? Possess some commercial acumen and looking to develop your career? If so, you could be just the person we are looking for to join the Procurement and Supply Chain team at Sheffield City Council!

We are recruiting for two permanent and three 12-month temporary positions as Procurement & Supply Chain Specialists.  All positions are full-time (37 hours per week).

The roles are varied and interesting. You will gain a unique insight into how the council functions, working with a variety of different departments and services.

One of the permanent posts will primarily be focussed on contract management responsibilities, dedicated to managing the 16 school Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts within Sheffield.  Key activities for you will include data and performance analysis, drafting reports, attending, and minuting meetings, and issuing contract notices. Some prior experience of managing contracts and understanding the procurement and supply cycle will be beneficial.

The other posts are primarily focussed on procurement-related activity, including the development of procurement strategies, tender documentation, and commercial contracts. You will be empowered to act as the procurement lead for your projects, undertaking the key responsibilities of dissemination of bids, moderating evaluations and notifying suppliers. You will also gain exposure to high value and complex projects through supporting the Procurement & Supply Chain Managers.

Our team is one of the largest Local Government purchasing functions, helping to manage the authority’s annual budget. We provide strategic leadership, direction, innovation, and control across the full range of the Council's commissioning, procurement, contract, and supplier management activities to deliver value for money and efficiency improvements, whilst ensuring continuity and quality of supply for the Council and our citizens.

What we can offer you:

  • We are a friendly, welcoming, approachable team.
  • You will be surrounded by a large team of knowledgeable and experienced colleagues, who are engaged and constructive.
  • We have a collective desire to make improvements and do a good job, while realistic about challenges
  • You will have regular opportunities for meaningful discussion about current projects, with peers and colleagues at different levels.
  • There are opportunities for progression, and we have supported many colleagues with their career development and progression through the service.
  • Regular development is encouraged – from e-learning and webinars, supportive internal forums and formal qualifications, for example to undertake CIPS qualifications.
  • We will trust and empower you to undertake your role, with support when needed.
  • We offer genuine flexible working and understanding of the need for work / life balance – we are open to considering condensed hours, job shares or similar, taking into account business needs.
  • The flexibility of hybrid working or to be office based*
  • Annual leave entitlement of 26 days rising to 31 days plus bank holidays.
  • Annual salary progression

*Due to the nature of some roles, the successful candidate will need to ensure they can attend any in-person meetings in Central Sheffield when required. All meetings are during standard working hours.

The successful candidates may also be expected to be in the office 4-5 days a week initially as part of the induction process.  Some roles also require site visits and / or face-to-face meetings with clients, suppliers or partners; applicants interested in the contract management-focussed post in particular should be aware of this requirement.

Candidates must hold the appropriate right to work in the UK and will be required to supply evidence if invited to interview.

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.
It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

If appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

It is a great time to join us, and we welcome your application!

For further information & informal enquiries please contact:

Ben Compai (0114 474 3011) or Sarah Rani (0114 273 6862)

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