Senior Client Services Specialist
Are you passionate about public sector procurement & improving processes?
Your new company
HAYS is proud to partnering exclusively with Scotland Excel for their current recruitment campaign:
At Scotland Excel we are leaders of change. Over the past nine years, we have helped to raise the profile of procurement in local authorities by championing its potential to shape markets, support policy priorities and, ultimately, ensure the sustainable delivery of the services that every community needs.
This year promises to be one of the most exciting yet for our organisation. In 2015, we set out a clear vision in our three year strategy to deliver more and better services for our customers and partners. As a result, we are now entering a period of significant growth that will see us extend our range of services to local authorities and introduce a new procurement programme for social landlords.
Your new role
You will bring extensive stakeholder management experience to build and manage positive relationships at all levels within the housing sector. Your excellent data analysis skills will identify opportunities for savings and benefits through the use of existing national collaborative contracts or the development of new contracts.
You will undertake assessments to benchmark procurement performance, and support housing associations with the development and implementation of improvement programmes. You will provide information and advice on key public procurement areas, and identify opportunities for stakeholders to increase their knowledge of these through Scotland Excel educational programmes.
What you'll need to succeed
This role would suit professionals, preferably with a background in procurement and/or Housing but not essentially, who are looking to harness their strong stakeholder management experience. A passion and ability to foster and nurture effective relationships is critical. As is a genuine drive to have a positively impact the direction and representation of a centre of excellence such as Scotland Excel.
What you'll get in return
In return, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a leading shared service organisation with ambitious growth plans. You will work with friendly, like-minded colleagues who get real satisfaction from supporting the delivery of essential public services and bringing social, economic and environmental benefits to our communities.
As well as a competitive salary, you will have access to all the benefits of working for a public sector organisation including a defined benefits pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, flexible working and a range of other initiatives which reflect our commitment to creating a positive work-life balance for all our employees.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.