Procurement careers at ESPO

Join our team

ESPO is a specialist procurement organisation leading the way in the public sector, establishing billion pound procurement solutions, and saving millions of pounds for the public sector whilst we do.  In recognition of our work, we have been externally recognised with a number of awards from for our procurement work and the savings we achieve.

Our customers might be children in classrooms, vulnerable people who need looking after or citizens just like you who regularly access services from their local authority.  On a daily basis our procurement teams make sure that schools, councils, emergency services and other public sector customers can spend their budgets to get the best value products and services they need.

There are 80 of us in the procurement team, with a diverse range of procurement specialisms, covering a variety of key category areas such as:
 
  • Building & FM;
  • Environment & Waste;
  • Energy;
  • Food;
  • HR;
  • Highways & Vehicles;
  • ICT; and
  • Professional Services such as HR and consultancy services.

To meet the growing demand for our services we are looking for more procurement professionals to come and join us.

Are you looking for a new challenge?  Wondering what’s your next career move?  Maybe you’re looking for a career in procurement? Or a change in your career direction? If you’re serious about procurement, you should seriously consider joining us, and we’d love to hear from you.
 

What we offer

  • We have modern, open plan offices with free car parking and excellent transport links from many Midlands cities
  • A friendly and supportive workplace environment
  • Flexible working
  • Generous holiday entitlement, with the ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Development, training and apprenticeship opportunities (including professional CIPS qualification) and the chance to develop your procurement career within ESPO.

Why ESPO? Find out from our staff why they love working for us.
 

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for dedicated professionals who work well as part of a team with experience from a range of backgrounds in both the public and private sector.  CIPS qualifications are preferable but not essential for all positions as we can support applicants to achieve the qualification working with us, and we also operate as a CIPS training and exam centre.

Most of all, we’re looking for people who think commercially, who are innovative whilst being analytical and with excellent interpersonal skills.  We’d like to hear from candidates with experience of supply chain management, specific supply market knowledge and category expertise, as well as enthusiastic graduates and/or potential apprentices with a thirst to learn more about supply chains and procurement in the public sector.

Please find below the full job descriptions and person specifications for the roles available:
 

The deadline for applications has now passed, however if you would like to discuss any of the roles above, please contact Kate Brown, Head of Procurement and Compliance, on k.brown@espo.org or 0116 294 4007.

In this section

 

A-Z of products and services

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Grass seed

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Yoghurts

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Ovens

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Events security

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Fire extinguishers

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Builders materials

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Document scanning

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Quadbikes (mowers)

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Ironmongery

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Xylophones

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Consultancy Services

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Sandwiches

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Rubber stamps

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Water coolers

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Zipped wallets

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Voltage optimisation

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Mailroom equipment

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Networking equipment

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Unleaded petrol

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Advertising

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Kerbside recycling

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Jigsaw blades

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Library books

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BESA
ISBL
LACA
 
Feefo 2019
ERA 2018
Youth Sport Trust