Open Product Owner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
21/08/2022 23:00
£44,624 - £53,372
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Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
21 Aug
Further Information

Open Product Owner
Band 13 / SM1 (SCP40-47)
£44,624 - £53,372
37 hours per week | Permanent

Join our Team:

NEPO undertakes high-value procurement in major strategic areas of spend in partnership with North East local authorities (known as our Member Authorities) and a range of nationwide Associate Members.

We are focussed on delivering positive outcomes for our Member Authorities, regional supply base and over 700 Associate Members from the wider public sector.

In addition to delivering a collaborative procurement work programme of £700M, NEPO is responsible for the NEPO Portal and the NEPO Business Club programme of support for our suppliers.

We are a forward-thinking organisation that supports personal development and provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across the North East public sector. We have produced a guide to the employee benefits on offer at NEPO to give you a flavour of the welcoming and supportive culture we champion.

This is your opportunity to join a small, vibrant organisation, and be part of a friendly team that works closely with local authority colleagues across the region to deliver a diverse programme of work.

NEPO employees benefit from:

• Flexible working
• Access to technology that enables agile working
• Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
• Annual leave ranging from 25 to 30 days (depending on length of service), plus public holidays
• Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Hybrid working model with HQ in Gateshead’s Baltic Quarter

The role:

Open is NEPOs new and wholly owned integrated e-procurement solution, designed and developed by NEPO and powered by AWS.

Designed to optimise the way we do business in the public sector, Open is a one-stop-shop eProcurement solution with aspirations to replace all procurement systems and tools used by NEPO and the twelve North East Local Authorities.

The product owner will be joining the team at the beginning of the journey, and with that the opportunity to put their stamp on the future product ambitions.

Leading development and delivery teams, the product owner will work with regional and national stakeholders to define and implement an ambitious and growing roadmap.

More details on the role to be found in the job description.

More details on Open can be found in the Supporting Documents section of this page.

Important dates:

The deadline for applications is 23:00 on Sunday 21st August
Interviews will be held w/c Tuesday 30th August


Applications will only be accepted via https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Adam Smith, Head of Commercial & Technology via adam.smith@nepo.org or 07976775015

No recruitment agencies please.

For further information about NEPO and its work, please visit our website at www.nepo.org