Category Manager

Location
Marriss House, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5AL
Salary
£35,229 - £38,052
Posted
16 Aug 2018
Closes
13 Sep 2018
Ref
0000023764
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

P07 - 2 x vacancies

Wirral Council is recruiting two Category Managers to work within our Corporate Procurement Services which is part of the Commercial Management division.

You will be working in a fast paced environment at the cutting edge of public sector procurement in a Council that has been transformed since 2015; Corporate Procurement plays a critical role in delivering Wirral's priorities and has a pivotal role in supporting delivery of the Council's 20 pledges for the people of Wirral. Our procurement professionals, working closely with Commissioners, play a vital role in developing innovative strategies to ensure the best possible outcomes, and deliver social value for Wirral across all of its procurement activity.

As a Category Manager you will lead and influence defined areas of spend within the Council for all aspects of procurement and demand management, manage specific strategic procurement projects and deliver against an agreed work plan.  Corporate Procurement seeks to ensure that the Council always obtains value for money in its commissioning, procurement and contract management.

With the increasing budget pressures that the Council faces it is also vital that we maximise income generation by offering a fully professional, commercially astute service to other external organisations.

Appropriate category expertise is required, preferably gained within a public sector environment. Most important however is drive, ambition, creativity, influencing skills and the ability to work with colleagues at all levels both within the Council and in other organisations.

If you are talented, driven and highly skilled, we want to hear from you. You can expect a rewarding career in a fast moving and supportive environment. Come and be part of a dynamic team working hard to make Wirral a distinctive leader in local government.

We want people who are driven, unstoppable, and ready to deliver.

It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit. We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.

No holding back. No excuses. Just change Wirral.

Bring it on.

Apply online at www.wirral.gov.uk

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