Procurement Assistant Manager - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £40,313 per annum
Closing date: 29 May 2023
Location: Essex
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 12439
Role: Procurement
About the role

Procurement Assistant Manager

Fixed Term, 24 months

Full Time, 37 hours per week

Up to £40,313 per annum

Location: Essex

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 25th May 2023

The Role

We are looking for an experienced procurement professional to fulfil this truly wide-ranging role spanning both category and contract work you will deal with the full procurement lifecycle, touching all elements of the process from cradle to grave.

This is an exciting role in the People Data, Insight and Projects team where your focus will be supporting the developing and implementation of our Market Shaping Strategies across Adults Social Care, and Children Services. This role will require an individual who has excellent communications skills, the ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders, and is able articulate outputs through reports and presentations.

You will gain extensive knowledge and have the opportunity to progress your career using best practice methodology. Great stakeholder skills are key as well as a ‘can do’ attitude and this is an opportunity to be part of a professional team.

This is a great role in a vibrant and growing team. You’ll find an inclusive culture and a place where your opinion is valued


You can hear the success stories of some of our employees in our Blog via the following links

My Procurement Journey – Amanda

My Procurement Journey – Victoria

Jawid – Success Story

Why work with us?


  • 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.
  • We are a very large procurement team with circa 120 staff and have seen the department grow by 25% over the last 18 months. Annual Spend of £1.2 billion.
  • We are the only CIPS accredited County Council in the UK.
  • We are the largest Local Authority Procurement Team in the UK and have a national reputation for excellence.
  • Work for a high performing team with great team morale and friendly, helpful, and supportive colleagues.
  • Happy to consider Public and Private sector backgrounds.
  • Great training pathways. Encouragement to all staff for their continual professional development with full support and guidance towards CIPS / MCIPS.
  • 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.
  • Local Authority Pension Scheme. For more details please visit:
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holiday.
  • 37 hour working week.
  • Continuous Service – Joining us from another local authority? Then you could benefit from bringing your time served and benefits with you.

The full role profile, including the Accountabilities & Knowledge, Skills and Experience can be viewed online via the following link

For more information on the procurement service and the wider Finance, Procurement and Technology function of Essex County Council please click on the following 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. To read more please visit:

Apply and next steps

Ambitious people really fit in here so if you are a talented Procurement Assistant Manager then we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website, ensuring you upload an up-to-date CV and provide a supporting statement when prompted.

*Please outline your preferred working hours and if shortlisted, this can be discussed further at interview.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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