Category Procurement Manager (Property)

Either Liverpool or Greater Manchester
£26,500 - £28,000
14 Sep 2018
12 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Procurement Manager (Property)

Salary Band £26,500 - £28,000

Location Flexible - Either Liverpool or Greater Manchester

Full time, Permanent

35 Hours Per Week

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing, made up of seven social housing, development and property management organisations operating in a federated structure based solely in the North West of England.

In April 2017, we brought the Group together under the Onward brand to signal our intention to increase our impact and to make a greater contribution to the communities and customers we serve and we are delivering a major transformation change programme in the way in which we deliver services and how we are structured as a business.

As part of a continued focus on developing and shaping our customer services and supporting our wider operational teams, we are looking for a Category Procurement Manager (Property Services) to join our Procurement team.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you will provide specialist knowledge and expertise to category manage the Property Services spend for the organisation, implementing the procurement policy that enables the delivery of value for money through new and existing commercial and contractual arrangements resulting in reduced risk and improved overall business outcomes. The post holder will work with the Senior Category Manager to identify and support the delivery of real efficiencies through procurement which can be measured and monitored.

You will assist our Property colleagues (and other colleagues as required) on all aspects of procurement including sourcing options, contract specifications, forms of contract, tender packaging and pricing strategies in line with internal and external regulation to enable the delivery of value for money.  You will negotiate and lead discussions, in conjunction with others if appropriate, relating to Property purchasing, procurement contracts, renewals and extensions.

We are looking for an experienced Category Procurement Manager with property services experience and proven market knowledge of Repairs and Maintenance and compliance and investment works.  You should have proven sourcing and acquisitions, vendor management and supply management experience and experience of contractual terms and conditions relating to Property Services. It is a must you have experience of leading on Property Services category management in a multi-site operation.

To be successful, it is essential you have a proven track record of delivering high levels of support service to customers and successfully delivering on operational plans and value for money.  You will need to be proactive to develop data and performance services and improve services.