Category Manager

7562NR
£53.5 - £57.5k + bens including an attractive holiday allowance

The Opportunity:-

Working for a Local Authority within an established team and reporting into the Head of Procurement, you will be a key player with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Councils projects across a wide variety of spend areas including highways, waste. The key deliverables for the role are:-

  • Managing a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models
  • Leading commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with EU requirements
  • Proactively seeking new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in new and more efficient ways
  • Demonstrating a strong people/project management focus

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function.
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to challenge the ethos, influence and deliver best value
  • Experience of working to PCR2015 / OJEU in an EU procurement compliant environment.
  • Experience in Relationship Management, including supplier management, customer/stakeholder management, KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Degree qualified, CIPS qualified or equivalent

    For further information please submit your details in a Microsoft Word format to nathan.ramsay@langleysearch.com or call +44(0)844 847 8336 quoting reference 7562NR. All direct applications will be forwarded on to Nathan Ramsay, Senior Consultant at Langley Search & Interim.

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