Procurement Category Manager

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Bradmore, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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B2022 are recruiting for an experienced Procurement Category Manager, joining a team of Procurement experts leading high profile contracts for a Global sporting event. Supporting the Head of Procurement, you will be delivering key category procurement processes and provide ongoing contract management support. This is a hands-on role and encompasses the full spectrum of tender and contract management activities. If you are looking for a challenging new role covering multiple areas, a wide mix of stakeholders and with a legacy impact that will last long after your delivery then this is the role for you!

Birmingham is taking centre stage in 2022 and we are looking for additional team members to support our demanding procurement pipeline on behalf of our stakeholders. While the role will initially be working from home due to lockdown we are based in central Birmingham close to stations and parking and work in a vibrant venue with a wide range of talented stakeholders. This is a special opportunity and we want people on our team who are passionate about demonstrating how procurement can be part of an organisation's success. If this is you then come and join us.

Our stakeholder management is a critical area of the role and the softer skillsets of building relationships, supporting their journey to market and providing strong procurement project delivery leadership is essential. The role incumbent will have a strong background in procurement, excellent commercial acumen, experience in contract management and a background in public sector procurement is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of procurements in the games procurement environment to meet time, budget, quality and resource parameters in accordance with good professional practices, legislative requirements, OC policies and procedures, OJEU thresholds and Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR2015)
  • Advise on procurement strategy options, evidenced by best practice examples or fit for purpose examples.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to implement an efficient and effective working relationship.
  • Provide research and specialist advice on complex procurements including procurement led elements of sponsorship.
  • Participate and assist in the effective delivery of tenders to secure goods and services on the most advantageous value for money terms, via procurement strategies or VIK sponsorship deals.
  • Effective and appropriate management of key stakeholders and key operational staff to meet project outcomes and changing organisational needs relevant to the nominated divisions
  • Provide management information to HOP and board members in relation to your category area
  • Support the team and HOP in their continuous improvement drive
  • Support market engagement approach within the business
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date record of procurement activities with use of Project management principles
  • Contribute to and provide management support to the maintenance of management reporting systems to track and manage procurement activities at project and functional level
  • Provide advice and guidance to internal stakeholders in relation to effective contract management
  • Provide an audit service in relation to contract management compliance across the nominated divisions
  • Contribute to and provide management support to the maintenance of management reporting systems to track and manage procurement activities at project and functional level

Skills & Experience Required

  • Extensive public sector procurement experience, with evidence of delivery of end-to-end OJEU/sub-OJEU procurements. Competitive dialogue experience is advantageous.
  • Demonstrate resilience and time management with the ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Use of e-tendering software in end to end tendering
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal) and collaborator
  • Experience in facilitating procurement outcomes to improve value for money propositions and support our legacy objectives in relation to social value and sustainability.
  • Preparation of contractual documents for external/ public review
  • Contract management experience across a variety of contracting methods including fixed price, cost plus, schedule of rates, panel of providers
  • Advanced skills in MS office applications, contract management systems, P2P awareness, E-tender software (Awareness of Dynamic's P2P, Delta e-tender, smartsheets would be an advantageous but not essential)

This position is subject to a Basic criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. For more information or to download a guaranteed interview scheme form to include with your application please see the B2022 Get Involved/jobs page on the B2022 website.

To apply for this role, submit your CV and covering letter detailing how your skills and experience match our requirements, along with the Disability Confident form (if applicable).

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

We take your data privacy seriously. Before sending your application please review our applicant privacy notice which explains how we use your personal data. (Please see the B2022 Get Involved/Jobs page on the B2022 website to download the applicant privacy notice)
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