Category Manager (Procurement)

Job Type:
Contract
Job Sector:
Admin, Secretarial
Region:
Yorkshire
Location:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
£19.23/hour
Posted:
31/05/2018
Recruiter:
ATTB
Job Ref:

Our client is seeking someone with project management and legal/contracting experience to support GDPR implementation across a corporate procurement function which advises other procurers and commissioners out in depts. This role is based in Bradford (BD1)

Working independently, or by providing support and guidance to the Category Officers and Procurement Officers:
•To support continuous improvements in commissioning, procurement and category management to assist the Council and as appropriate its partners in achieving target outcomes, best use of resources, value for money and continuous improvement.
•To manage a business / client realationship role providing proactive procurement and category management advice to Council Service Groups most frequently from the Department of Place and Department of Corporate Resources, but also including working with the Council’s partners and engaging with its suppliers and potential suppliers.
•Working independently to deliver, or collaboratively supporting best practice procurement and category management to assist the Council in achieving value for money.
•To lead the delivery of procurement programmes and projects through establishing and leading multi-disciplinary teams and developing high quality outputs including, business cases, procurement and contract documentation within a robust project management framework.
•To ensure effective, efficient and improved compliant business processes are adopted and followed by Council service areas involved in the procurement of goods, works or services.
•To assist and constructively challenge Departments and Service areas to meet their statutory, corporate and departmental obligations according to national policy/guidance and local policy and priorities, including all times proper compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations and Contracts Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, the Council’s Social Value Policy and other relevant UK Legislation relating to contracting and procurement.
•To proactively encourage and lead ‘future thinking’ and the development of e-systems and e-processes that will drive forward increased efficiency and greater value for money from the Council’s procurement activities.
•Promote the awareness of call off options through frameworks provided by public sector buying organisations including Crown Commercial Services and the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation.
•Collect and analyse relevant user, service, supplier and spend data to support decision making in relation to category management and procurement as part of providing a lead role in a business / client relationship for implementing procurement projects identified through portfolio analysis and sourcing strategies.
•Provide concise and timely communications to Council departments an service areas to ensure annual procurement plans are developed and priority procurement projects identified enabling early supplier engagement and that procurement resources are effectively utilised including the efficient use of e-procurement systems.
•To proactively promote and participate in the transfer of best practice and learning.
•Undertake training and continuous personal development identified as relevant to the post.
•Ensure confidentiality and the protection of commercially sensitive or personally sensitive information in line with Council policies and procedures

This role is Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Skills Required

The applicant is required to provide evidence of having previously spoken fluently to members of the public in order to meet the Advanced threshold level outlined under Special Knowledge above.
As a minimum, 3 years experience in commissioning, procurement and/ or category management role in an arena of significant range, scale or complexity, including at least 1 year in a managerial role. Experience may have been gained in one or more delivery environments but evidence of ability to transfer skills will be essential.

Qualifications Required
The applicant is required to provide evidence of having previously spoken fluently to members of the public in order to meet the Advanced threshold level outlined under Special Knowledge above.
As a minimum, 3 years experience in commissioning, procurement and/ or category management role in an arena of significant range, scale or complexity, including at least 1 year in a managerial role. Experience may have been gained in one or more delivery environments but evidence of ability to transfer skills will be essential.

Keywords
project management and legal/contracting

Contact Details:
ATTB
Tel: not in use
Contact: Kris Clare
Email:

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