Senior Category Manager

Land Registry (HR Service Centre)
Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
£37,466 - £37,466
26 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Category Manager - Corporate Solutions

Location: Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ Salary: £37,466 - £37,466 Contract type: Permanent Hours: 37 (min of 30 if part time) About the job Job description

Looking for a new opportunity in procurement? Then why not join the busy, innovative and dynamic Procurement team at HM Land Registry? 

The organisation - HM Land Registry (HMLR) is a government department created in 1862 to register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales. Our vision is “Your land and property rights: guaranteed and protected”. We safeguard land and property ownership worth more than £4 trillion, including more than £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 24 million titles, which show evidence of ownership, covering more than 84% of the land mass. With an ambition to become the world's leading land registry, we have an exciting new business strategy that will see us transform into a digital and data-driven registration business. 

The place - The role is based in Croydon. However there is a need for regular travel to other HMLR offices and suppliers' premises. Croydon is the fast-growing London borough, in Zone 5, where regeneration is transforming the town centre. The new Boxpark street food mall offering dozens of eating options is just minutes from our Trafalgar House office, which is also within easy walking distance of West Croydon and East Croydon rail stations. 

Procurement & Commercial Group - We are responsible for supporting budget holders in awarding, managing and ending their contracts and in supplier relationship management. We also provide commercial expertise and leadership at the appropriate stages of the procurement cycle. Our Group has established itself in a strategic role, providing timely advise to stakeholders that is aligned to our business strategy. We advise on the most appropriate procurement routes, mindful of Government approvals, public procurement law and the ongoing need to deliver value for money. The Procurement staff work out of our Nottingham, Plymouth and Croydon offices. 

The job - As a Category Manager you will support budget holders in awarding, managing and ending their contracts and in supplier relationship management. You will provide commercial expertise and leadership at the appropriate stages of the Procurement cycle, and give full commercial support (pre and post contract) to Print and Office Solutions categories of spend. This includes a range of outsourced services, critical to our core business operation. 

The benefits - HMLR offers competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We actively encourage career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements, as well as flexible working - exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer such as the Civil Service. 

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

•Experience of managing strategic suppliers and complex contracts, displaying a clear understanding of effective contract governance to achieve delivery and compliance. 

•Experience of developing procurement strategies for major contracts, running tenders and managing supplier relationships and the supply chain. 

•Must be a strong communicator able to deliver results by proactive, positive and persuasive means, evidenced by working with a range of internal stakeholders and suppliers. 

Innovator/ Change Agent 
•Must be able to introduce or adapt to change in line with emerging business drivers. Willing to create change by challenging conventional delivery mechanisms and developing innovative approaches. 

Strategic thinker 
•Understand business needs and develop an appropriate procurement strategy that reflects agreed risk appetite, including experience of all the points below: 

•Using Business Intelligence to inform decision making 
•Using business models (e.g. PEST, SWOT, etc) 

•Must be able to demonstrate continuous professional development and maintenance of procurement knowledge 

At shortlisting stage your application will be considered against the examples and evidence demonstrating the essential criteria for the role. These criteria, the desirable criteria and the competencies may all be tested at later stages during the selection process. 

The final selection stage will consist of an interview and a presentation. Details of the presentation will be provided if you are invited to interview. 
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. 


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Sift/interview dates and location

The sift will take place week commencing 14 August 2017. 
Interviews will take place in Croydon on 24 August 2017.

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