Category Manager - IT & Services

Bristol, Avon
17 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Manager - IT & Services- £38K - £41K

My client in Bristol is looking for a highly experienced senior purchasing professional to join their well-established procurement team. Candidates will ideally have experience within public sector procurement and knowledge of OJEU but it's not a necessity. What is most important is that candidates have experience procuring across various categories, experience of large software procurement projects will be a distinct advantage. Reporting directly into the Head of Procurement you will be responsible for two members of the team and the ideal candidate will be MCIPS qualified.

Duties and responsibilities

1. To lead the service area ensuring clarity of accountability of all teams through performance management processes.
2. To plan and organise the work of the service area ensuring efficient and effective achievement of objectives and timescales.
3. To ensure teams have correct resource levels and skills to deliver service
4. To contribute to organisational wide projects using specialist knowledge and/or lead medium and long term projects within own service.
5. To develop Procurement policies and procedures in line with service and company strategy and plans and ensure stakeholder engagement and effective implementation of new policies and procedures.
6. To contribute to service strategy using specialist knowledge and resource planning knowledge to influence future service strategy and plans.
7. To prepare reports, prepare and deliver briefings, presentations and training as required.
8. To represent the service in appropriate decision making and governance fora.
9. To support teams in the provision of advice and guidance to customers through the provision of leadership, training, development and coaching.
10. To deputise for the Head of Procurement and/or the Purchasing and AP Customer Services Manager as required.

Person specification

1. Degree qualification, a higher degree or formal professional qualification.
2. Appropriate membership of CIPS - MCIPS
3. Evidence of CPD.

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