Langley Search & Interim

Category Advisor (Place - Corporate, Estates, IT, Environment)

London (South), London (Greater)
£43.7k - £46.5k
29 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Job Level
Buyer, Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Advisor (Place - Corporate, Estates, IT, Environment)

This role comes with an excellent benefits package including a Local Authority pension scheme, attractive holiday allowance and the potential for flexible working. You will also benefit from investment in training and development, and the opportunity to shape your career in an environment where the strategic significance and positive impact of procurement is recognised. 

The Opportunity:

Our client, a local authority, are looking to recruit a Category Advisor as part of the growth and development of a strategic, progressive and collaborative category management focussed team which will deliver complex, strategic & innovative commercial projects.

Led by the Head of Commercial Services the team’s deliverables include:-

  • Managing a number of strategic commercial projects in the Place category at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best value service delivery models and delivery of key savings
  • Driving a commercial approach to contracting across the Authority, in line with EU requirements
  • Proactively seeking new opportunities for the Council to procure and deliver services in new and more efficient ways, including the incorporation of social value aspects into contracts
  • Developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships
  • Identifying Income Generation opportunities
  • Demonstrating a strategic, commercial and collaborative spirit

Key Candidate Criteria:-

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, ideally gained in both the private and public sectors.
  • Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to challenge the status quo, influence and deliver best value
  • Management experience is desirable at the Category Management and Category Advisor level
  • A working knowledge of OJEU procurement protocol is essential
  • MCIPS certification or working towards MCIPS or relevant experience working within a professional / commercial procurement environment.

To apply for this opportunity please submit your details to or call Nathan Ramsay - Head of Public Sector Practice on +44(0)844 847 8336


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