Procurement Manager (Corporate) - Technology Category - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £52,983 per annum plus Flexible Working & Local Gov Pension
Closing date: 24 Sep 2023
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 13692
Role: Procurement
About the role

Procurement Manager (Corporate) - Technology Category

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £52,983 per annum plus Flexible Working & Local Gov Pension

Location: Chelmsford / Hybrid Working (1-2 days a week in the office based around business need)

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 24th September 2023

Do you want to make a difference to real people and real lives? Do you want to be a part of helping to shape the future of our Procurement service at Essex County Council (ECC)?

Did you know that ECC spends c£1.2Billion per annum on 3rd party commissioned services, making it the 2nd largest spending Authority in the UK? The Procurement Team at ECC are award winning and support the organisation to deliver services to 1.4million residents. We aim to lead the profession on exciting initiatives such as social value, climate action through procurement and how we use our size and scale to support our Levelling up Agenda.

This role within the corporate team will have responsibility for managing transformational procurement projects to support the corporate service and technology categories. You will hold key stakeholder relationships and be accountable for developing category strategies as well as projects that support the council to embrace new ways of working. You will be involved in creative schemes to support Essex residents in support of the authorities’ strategic aims. You will have managed large scale procurement activity and significant stakeholder management.

You will be joining an established team of professionals and this role would be ideal for an ambitious, hard-working individual with leadership skills who is also able to develop others as well as themselves. This role would also line manage once established.

To learn more about the Procurement Service and careers in Procurement please visit

To find out what a typical day as a Procurement Manager with ECC looks like, hear from one of our colleagues Mark .

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible working – with no official start or finish time you can make your work arrangement work around the other elements of your life offering a fantastic work / life balance.
  • 27 days annual leave (rising with service) plus bank holidays.
  • Excellent benefits package - more information can be found via , including a Local Authority Pension Scheme. For more details please visit:
  • As a large and friendly procurement team with circa 120 staff we can offer great training pathways and encouragement to all staff for their continual professional development with full support and guidance towards CIPS / MCIPS.
  • The roles call for extensive experience in the procurement lifecycle but if you are currently focussed on complex sourcing, category strategy or strategic contract management we can cross train the other parts of the role where you may have less experience
  • We are the largest Local Authority Procurement Team in the UK and have a national reputation for excellence. We are also the only CIPS accredited County Council in the UK.
  • Continuous Service – Joining us from another local authority? Then you could benefit from bringing your time served and benefits with you.

Come and make a difference to the local community, be that infrastructure, climate change or adult social care and help us transform Essex to a circular economy as we redefine growth and focus on positive society-wide benefits.

The experience you will bring;

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To read more about the procurement service and the wider Corporate Services function of Essex County Council please follow this link:

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Apply and next steps

Please apply via the Working for Essex website, ensuring you provide an up to date CV and supporting statement when prompted.

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