Procurement Category Manager

Adecco Group
17 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for Procurement Category Manager to work at The London Borough of Hounslow within the Procurement and Commercial Teams .

The Role

As the Procurement Category Manager at The London Borough of Hounslow You will have important duties, such as;

1.To manage the operational delivery of savings from a classification managed approach to the procurement of a specified portfolio of Council expenditure.

2.To provide professional procurement advice, guidance and expertise to all departments for their allocated procurement activities.

3.To support the Senior Procurement Manager and other senior managers on continuous improvement activities in the following areas:

*Developing optimum routes to procurement based on market developments and changes to service requirements;

*Developing clear service specification and tender documents, in conjunction with departments, that enable best service provision fit;

*Participating in the consultation processes with stakeholders to ensure procurement activities mirror actual service requirements;

*Development of the procurement toolkit that contains authoritative direction and authorised procurement templates;

*Liaison with the Supplier Performance Hub to understand the latest contract management issues relating to a tender exercise.

*Drive efficiencies through all aspects of the Procurement team;

*Drive internal and external service improvements across their allocated procurement activities;

*Drive sustainability in tender process including SMEs, apprentices, LLW etc;

*Ensure procurement processes are tailored to the particular requirements of the task;

*Ensuring appropriate career development and knowledge sharing opportunities are taken up by themselves and Supply Chain Support Officers;

*To assist with advice on compliance with contract regulations.

Location:Hounslow Civic Centre

Hours: 36 hours Mon to Fri (08:45:AM - 05:00:PM)

Duration: 3 Months- This position has the chance to be extended or made permanent.

Rate of Pay: £400.00 per day

Who are we looking for?

As the Procurement Category Manager for the Procurement and Commercial Teams at The London Borough of Hounslow we are looking for someone who has:

*Demonstrable experience at delivering savings to an organisation through effective procurement management;
*Working in teams;
*Keeping up to date with current procurement legislation and EU procurement directives;
*Assisting with, and vetting, service delivery specifications, in conjunction with departments, as part of commissioning and procurement processes;
*Facilitating and participating in bid evaluation activities and processes;
*Assisting Senior Procurement Manager with procurement process development to meet best practice developments;
*Ensuring all procurement activity meets legislative requirements through professional knowledge and, where required, liaison with professionally qualified legal advisors.


*Excellent team working skills;
*Excellent negotiation skills;
*Ability to produce high quality written report drafts;
*To be able to develop good working relationships with all levels of staff;
*To be confident in the use of office IT systems and programs especially word processing and spreadsheet programs;

Working for Adecco as a temporary associate gives you a world of benefits not just your Hourly rate! Some of which include:
Pension, Eye Care Vouchers, Discount at loads of High street and retail outlets through Eden red and so much more!

What happens next
We review all CV' and if your CV has been selected you will hear from us very soon with the next steps! Unfortunately due to the large volume of CV's we receive we can not give feedback on every CV but if you feel you have the right experience to work within similar roles please contact us directly on the details below.

Adecco Uxbridge Contracts team are responsible for recruitment for Ealing and Hounslow Council.

Please feel free to contact me if you are looking for jobs within these Local Boroughs

01895 215 610

Adecco is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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