Strategic Procurement Specialist

Somerset West and Taunton Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £49,432 to £50,896 plus £3,655 market supplement

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    19 November 2018

  • Client

    Somerset West and Taunton Council

Ref: GSe47052

Do you have what it takes to transform a new organisation?

We aim to become a world changing organisation that delivers exceptional customer experiences and lifts our ambitions. We are undergoing a Transformational programme of change at the same time as creating one new council, named Somerset West & Taunton, which will cover the area currently administered by Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council. With this change comes the unique opportunity to wholeheartedly transform our ways of working and we are recruiting to a leadership team that will help us move from a traditional service-based structure to a borderless and flexible way of working that is fundamentally aligned to our priorities of people, place and prosperity.

We need a strategic leader with the expertise, skills and desire to shape and deliver our ambitions in Procurement.

This is a critical new role for us as you will be Council’s Lead advisor on all procurement matters. Your role will be to develop our new procurement framework, including category management activities, and to shape how we procure goods and services. This is a strategically important role that will truly help shape the future of our organisation. Your role will be to drive best practice across all procurement activity and to own and promote our ambition to get as much “self-serve” procurement activity as possible.

We are excited to hear from individuals who want to join us in delivering world changing leadership for our new council who can deliver on the scale of our ambitions.

If you have the innovative leadership, drive, expertise and vision required to transform and improve our organisation, we would like to hear from you.

Closing Date16th November 2018
Shortlist Meetingw/c 26th November 2018
Interviewsw/c 10th December 2018
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Associated documents
  1. TDWS Behaviour Framework.pdf
Contact details
Gary Evans: 0113 205 6080