Procurement Category Manager

30 Apr 2018
28 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Procurement Category Manager

Prestige Recruitment Specialists are currently recruiting for a Procurement Category Manager to work within a large public sector organisation in the Seacroft area.
The post holder will be responsible for professional advisory and management functions in respect of complex high risk and high value procurements and procurement projects, and supporting very high complexity procurements, advising clients and ensuring compliance with procedures, process, current contractual arrangements and a range of statutory and regulatory undertakings, supporting a category management approach and advising members and directorates on contract procedure rules

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage and direct complex high risk and high value procurements and support very high complexity procurements, within a context of budget pressures and funding restrictions, ensuring the delivery and improvement of services which meet the needs of our communities and stakeholders.
• Provide advice and guidance on procurement matters across the authority to senior officers and other stakeholders.
• Manage and direct complex high risk and high value procurements and support very high complexity procurement projects at a senior level.
• Advise internal clients on procurement strategy and opportunities, and coordinate associated commercial input to procurements including coordinating legal, technical and commercial inputs.
• Manage the identifying and resolving of risks and issues in all procurements.
• Provide strategic and practical advice to service departments prior to the commencement of the procurement, including procurement options appraisal, procurement plan, specification, pricing models, innovative partnership arrangements.
• Coordinate, manage and direct the tender process to Invitation to tender stage including the development, preparation and review of tender documents, setting of evaluation criteria and methodology.
• Provide post-procurement advice and management, including the Contract Management Plan.
• Provide strategic and practical advice and management regarding contract extensions, variations and termination of contracts.
• Develop, manage and monitor the implementation of category management and category plans across identified categories of spend.
• Report on and challenge departments regarding off-contract, non-contract and quasi-contract spend, achieving a reduction in such spend.
• Assist client departments to undertake service reviews, in order to devise and implement strategies for reducing procurement costs and improving efficiency.
• Identify, develop, manage and monitor procurements undertaken on a regional basis,
• Provide advice and guidance on the implementation of, and ensure compliance with, the Contract Procedure Rules, relevant legislation, and statutory undertakings.

Experience and Qualifications:
• Degree or relevant demonstrable skills or experience
• Relevant demonstrable skills or experience at a level equivalent to CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply Professional competency level
• Thorough understanding of public sector procurement legislation and procedures, with an understanding of the strategic procurement issues facing the public sector
• Knowledge and understanding of commercial organisations and markets
• Experience of effectively managing complex procurements and supporting very high complexity procurements in a large organisation to achieve objectives
• Experience of applying different strategies for solving complex procurement issues
• Experience of reviewing and/or drafting systems and procedures to improve service delivery
• Demonstrate drive, energy , resilience and self-management skills as well as integrity, openness and awareness of others
• Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner using a variety of presentational formats
• Experience of successful management of change

Term: Temporary
Hours of work: Full time
Salary: GBP41,025

Please call Beth at Prestige Recruitment Specialists for more information regarding the role, telephone (Apply online only). Prestige Recruitment Specialists Ltd are acting as an employment agency working on behalf of the client.
Your application will be given consideration and a shortlist of applicants will be submitted to our Client. If you have not heard within 14 days, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

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