Senior Procurement Specialist.2964

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/10/2019 23:59
£41,675 - £45,591
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
25 Oct
Further Information

Providing strategic procurement for Northumberland County Council & Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; the Procurement Shared Service is a groundbreaking collaboration between Local Authority and NHS. The service, now into its fourth year, provides a sustainable and cost effective procurement service, which helps drive economic benefits and service quality for its stakeholder organisations.

About the Role

Reporting into the Procurement Business Partner (Non-Healthcare), the Senior Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the delivery of a defined number of strategic procurement activities across the two stakeholder organisations and to work effectively with a variety of professional service users.

As the role crosses both Local Authority and NHS with a Non-Healthcare focus, demonstrable expertise in Local Authority and/or Corporate category procurement is highly desirable but not essential. However, the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to draw on a strong set of procurement skills, commercial business acumen and complex contract construction, developed over a number of years working in the public sector with experience of managing a small team of procurement professionals to deliver a wide ranging procurement work plan.

Those joining the Procurement Shared Service will have a unique opportunity to make a real contribution to shape and drive the continued progression and development of the service. Successful applicants will be proactive and enjoy being challenged by new areas and activities; they will also possess excellent communication and team working skills.

The role provides an excellent opportunity for flexible working including working within an agile environment across a number of offices including Morpeth and Cobalt Business Park, which is located close to Newcastle city centre offering easy commuting with an extensive road network.

We are committed to offering a work-life balance and as a renowned visitor destination, Northumberland is the perfect location to strike this balance.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information

We are offering a competitive salary of £41,675 - £45,591

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Pam Hindhaugh, Procurement Business Partner - Non Healthcare on 07976 886600.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk.
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

This post will close at midnight on Friday 25th October 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Thursday 14th November 2019.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.