Procurement Specialist / Category Manager

Procurement & Supply Chain
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum + Pension, Health, etc

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This is an exciting opportunity to join Group Procurement within a major name housing organisation, charged with delivering significant business benefits across the business. During a period of significant investment in new and existing properties, Group Procurement manage a total spend in excess of £500m per annum.

The ideal candidate will be MCIPS qualified with demonstrable category management experience of large value contracts in both the public and private sectors. A successful track record of managing a portfolio of categories and delivering outstanding value, together with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills are all essential for this role.

Key Duties will include:

  • Provide advice on the development of contractual arrangements and competitive procedures and ensuring this are aligned with UK and EU Procurement Legislation within all categories
  • Experience of working across multiple disciplines, mainly HR, FM (hard and soft services)
  • Analyse Data on the purchase to pay systems
  • Implement the procurement strategy and ensuring this meets business objectives
  • Liaising with stakeholders including customers, contractors and consultants,
  • Identifying significant opportunities to reduce costs, reduce operational and commercial risks and increase value via the collection and interpretation of detailed and complex information
  • Negotiate with and influence suppliers to achieve improved service and quality
  • Take an active role in leading development of innovative procurement strategies against defined commodity areas assigned.
  • Work with both suppliers and operational areas of the business to explore and investigate opportunities where costs can be reduced, quality improved and processes simplified
  • Ensure that contracts within your area of responsibility deliver full life value for money
  • Ensure procurement activity delivers against procurement strategy and assigned portfolio
  • Provide advice and guidance relating to procurement regulations to the wider organisation.

You will need to possess:

  • CIPS (ideally MCIPS) qualification
  • Experience in OJEU regulations
  • FM and/or HR Procurement experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others across the business
  • Ability to demonstrate commercial and financial acumen, must be able to articulate the benefits of defined procurement process

Reference: BBBH2756

Posted On: August 12, 2019

Jon Pollard
Head of Procurement Recruitment

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