Category Lead - Workforce

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Hays CB
Greater London
£47,864 - 61,088 per year
08 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Designing a world class strategy, shaping and influencing markets through SRM, providing strategic category direction and creating outstanding commercial solutions. These are just some of the activities carried out by procurement specialists working at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), an organisation that procures common goods and services for government and the wider public sector.

CCS is one of the largest procurement organisations in Europe, and there are few opportunities to influence spend on this size and scale elsewhere. CCS have been on a transformation journey and as they continue to grow and evolve they are looking for best in class procurement talent to join their team.

This is a truly unique and unparalleled opportunity to accelerate your procurement career, as well as the satisfaction of being able to see the impact of your work saving money and creating efficiencies on behalf of the taxpayer, and therefore everyone in the UK.                 

Category Lead – Workforce

The Workforce sub-category includes leading edge contingent labour and permanent resourcing models and currently has a spend of over £1.3bn and growing. This category has a strong pipeline of future growth and savings opportunities and CCS are now seeking a Category Leads to support the drive of this.

The Category Lead is a critical role where you will be given responsibility and have the opportunity to influence cross government customers on a scope and scale that is unseen elsewhere.

You will be responsible for a particular client base within of the public sector (for example Health), where you will lead the category and sourcing strategies and implementation of these to ensure your customers can deliver best in class resourcing models and commercial benefits.

This will include establishing and managing a personal network of senior stakeholders across various organisations, building strong personal relationships with suppliers, internal customers and other category experts across both public and private sector.      

You will also drive continuous improvement of the category and sourcing teams, whilst acting as the expert for market knowledge in the workforce category.

Experience required

You will be an experienced and driven procurement or commercial practitioner who is looking to build on your workforce category experience, and who can demonstrate:

  • Experience within the contingent labour/permanent recruitment category, and knowledge of this market
  • Evidence of managing senior strategic relationships, including excellent communication and very engaging interpersonal skills
  • A track record of delivery within a large / complex organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of innovative approaches to procurement
  • The ability to operate within a changing environment and operate in sometimes ambiguous situations
  • MCIPS qualified or willing to study towards this

Civil Service Competencies:

  • Collaboration and Partnering
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Achieve Commercial Outcomes
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Deliver at Pace

This is an environment for people who are really interested in driving change and transformation, and who relish the opportunity to have the scope to implement, design and run best in class commercial vehicles.

You will be joining an organisation committed to your development where you will enjoy a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, along with a generous annual leave entitlement.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity to take the next step in your career then please contact Linda Todd on 0207 2598714

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