I love the fact the role is very varied and challenging, knowing that the work that I and my colleagues do goes a way to benefit and support the residents of East Sussex and beyond is just truly an amazing feeling.
Christina, Procurement Specialist
Why work in procurement?
Orbis Procurement is a collaborative partnership between East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. We manage a procurement spend of more than £1.6 billion a year with external suppliers across each of the three local authorities.
Each council needs goods and services to operate. Our team works to get the best value possible for residents, ensuring public money is spent in the most appropriate and ethical way possible. The variety of things we buy covers a wide range and may include:
social care services
We will support you to achieve a professional Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualification. We offer training through routes to suit you and your situation, from apprenticeships to self-study options.
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Examples of our work
Supporting the Council to buy local, to reduce the risk of modern slavery and support challenging targets around carbon reduction
Providing commercial advice and setting up contracts
Designing and implementing innovative procurement strategies
In-depth analysis of data across multiple partners to make informed decisions on spending
Using simple and effective standardised processes for purchases below procurement thresholds.