Category Delivery Lead

Pertemps Scotland
Edinburgh Technopole
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our public sector in the city centre of Edinburgh. We are currently recruiting for a Category Delivery Lead on a temporary, ongoing basis. The successful candidate will be working 36 hours a week Monday - Friday. The rate of pay is £21.77 per hour.

You will have extensive public sector procurement experience and be ready to join a busy team. You will be responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of Commercial and Procurement projects which may be cross-category, cross-Directorate and/or working with partner organisations and will relate to commercial excellence and procurement activities. Supporting the delivery of high quality, compliant and timely projects that demonstrate value for money is of upmost importance in a role which includes the following duties:

- Delivery of complex and strategic procurement projects
- Operational management, coaching and mentoring of team members
- Collate and present performance and progress updates for review meetings
- Actively contribute to the development of category plans
- Review and plan for expiring contracts and waivers
- Engagement with stakeholders
- Contract handover process on completion of each procurement project, including identification of risk, issues and mitigation strategies, to ensure all savings and benefits are realised
- Implementation and application of new policies
- Ensure sourcing & procurement projects comply with Contract Standing Orders, Procurement Handbook and Committee procedures and requirements
- Leading on organisational change through the Procurement Reform
- Identify, initiate, develop and deliver procurement related savings proposals
- Provision of expert advice on technical procurement issues
- Deputising for the Senior Category Manager
- Working alongside the Senior Category Managers, to plan, manage and deliver projects, and to shape effective projects and plans, and approve such plans
- Overall accountability for the development for the development of procurement plans, underpinned by data and analysis and associated projects / benefits plans
- Ensure contract handover process on completion of each procurement project undertaken, including identification of risks, issues, and mitigation strategies, to ensure all savings and benefits are realised
- Ensure contract handover process on completion of each procurement project undertaken
- Work with partner organisations to deliver collaborative projects
- Advise and guide project teams on complex technical and procurement issues

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of public sector procurement with a full understanding of regulations and frameworks. You must have good organisational skills and be able to lead a number of teams to deliver projects successfully.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online immediately.

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