Procurement Business Partner - Flexible & Hybrid Working Options
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Working with us:
We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – as long as you’re able to be in the Mansfield office for a minimum of 1 day a week and attend our regular team meetings in person, we embrace a hybrid working model as much as possible.
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours. Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of wonderful benefits that you’ll access being a part of our inclusive team including 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), an option to work in a hybrid way, a great civil service pension scheme, generous gym membership contribution, and support for your professional membership.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with. We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping people and the environment safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds. Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK. By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values. We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
About the role:
Do you want to use your expertise to provide procurement and commercial advice to colleagues across the organisation? If so, this is a great opportunity to join us to make a difference by supporting the team’s commercial growth.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Procurement team as we implement our new five year commercial strategy to improve the services we deliver for our customers. Our vision is to be ‘a problem solving, easy to work with business partner that adds value and benefits through a considered risk approach to deliver the needs of the business.’
Our purpose is to be ‘a professional and trusted business partner that is engaged with the business to drive the right commercial outcomes through proportional processes. Ensuring value is driven throughout the commercial lifecycle.’
You'll be working flexibly with diverse customers, mainly our Digital /ICT team, but with varying stakeholders to lead and deliver procurement activities and strategies that support our core duties of enhancing the environment and protecting the communities in which we work.
We’re looking for an experienced procurement professional with an innovative and solution-orientated approach to contract management and excellent stakeholder management skills.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as we deliver our 5 year commercial strategy to enhance the service we deliver for our customers through a more flexible approach to procurement.
- Significant end-to-end procurement experience across a variety of categories within the public or private sector but particularly working with Digital / ICT stakeholders
- Great interpersonal skills and ability to quickly build rapport
- Excellent stakeholder management skills
- Good knowledge of UK procurement legislation
- Strong influencing, negotiation and communication skills
- An innovative and flexible approach – we’re looking for someone who solves problems!
- A proven track record in delivering successful commercial projects
- The ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- To manage and prioritise a high-volume workload, committed to the achievement of outcomes
- A professional qualification or progression towards the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs. Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive. We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.
For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.
Application closing date: Sunday 3rd July 2022
We would love to respond to all candidates, however due to the high volumes we receive, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We do encourage you to keep an eye on our website and see if there are any other roles that may be suitable for you.
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.
Changes to the UK’s Immigration following the UK’s departure from the EU
Please note there is now a new immigration system which will apply to people arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021, and EU citizens moving to the UK to work after this date will need to get a visa in advance.
EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa must now show they have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor to be able to apply. Currently, the Coal Authority is not an approved employer sponsor, so we will be unable to employ any new EU citizens wishing to work in the UK after 1 January 2021.
EU citizens who were already living and working in the UK before 1 January 2021 may continue to do so, providing they meet all the requirements and they apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. This will mean that they can continue to live the UK after 30 June 2021. If you are an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for many years or you have a permanent residence document, you still need to apply.