Category Manager - Social Care

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
17 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Social Care procurement professionals required for Procurement Centre of Excellence, Scotland Excel

Your new company

HAYS are partnering exclusively with Scotland Excel on 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.

Our Social Care team has played a key part in our organisation's success through the development of ground-breaking national care frameworks. By providing a better understanding of costs, and bringing transparency and consistency to services, our team has helped ensure that services can be better matched to peoples' needs.

Building on our established portfolio of frameworks for a wide range of children's and adult services, we are delighted to have secured additional funding to continue and extend our recent work for older people's care home services. We will also be working with partner organisations to explore collaborative opportunities across adult supported living and care at home.

Your new role
As a Category Manager, you will use your significant experience of commissioning or procuring social care services to lead the development and management of innovative sourcing strategies and procurement solutions that deliver value to our customers. Your goal will be to increase value and support care quality at an affordable cost.

What you'll need to succeed
Your exceptional stakeholder engagement skills will build and strengthen relationships with the wide range of stakeholders involved in social care including service providers. With previous experience of managing people and proven leadership skills, you will get the best from colleagues working with you to deliver social care contracts and services.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a leading procurement organisation. 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.

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