Category Manager – £53.5 - £57.5k + bens including an attractive holiday allowance - London
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. 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 / PCR2015 / OJEU 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 send an updated CV through to Barbie Rogers at Barbie.Rogers@langleysearch.com
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