Category Manager x3

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity to work for a very innovative procurement function in a progressive Council committed to the delivery of outstanding services.

Category manager x3
• Health and Social Care
• Corporate Services
• Construction and FM

What you’ll need to succeed


• Well-developed recognised category knowledge, with a clear understanding of current market conditions and trends, and the ability to secure best value for money from the category.
• 2. Knowledge of public sector procurement, with an excellent understanding of how public sector organisations work, and an awareness of public policy and delivery in political environments.
• 3. Well-developed knowledge of procurement practices and techniques, including modern and innovative procurement methods.
• 4. Deep understanding of financial assessment and costing techniques and their application.
• 5. Well-developed IT skills in a range of applications, such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Project.
• 6. Knowledge of the gateway review process and project assurance methodologies.

Qualifications & Experience

• Full member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent strategic procurement/sourcing experience.
• Professional procurement experience, with a strong track record of success in delivering financial savings and other achievements, and exposure to the nominated category, ideally having operated at a strategic level.
• Significant experience of the range of public procurement procedures including Competitive Dialogue
• Extensive experience and applied knowledge of their areas of responsibility, developing the commercial strategy to support council priorities taking into of market and quality assurance requirements.
• Project management experience, ideally within a formal project management framework, e.g. PRINCE2.
• Experience of challenging established ways of working and managing change.
• Experience of procurement practices, techniques, economics and markets including modern and innovative procurement methods as they are applied in a large complex organisation.
• Experience of planning, supervising and monitoring the work of staff
• Experience of dealing effectively with complex queries and to provide appropriate advice as required.

What you need to do now

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