Category Managers - Children’s Services and Regeneration & Environment
Our residents trust us to deliver high quality, value for money services every day, across our borough. In today’s financial climate, it’s a bigger challenge than ever. That’s why we need commercially minded procurement experts to join us in a range of roles. With diverse projects and routine working with senior figures, these are varied roles that offer tremendous scope.
We currently have opportunities for Procurement Business Partners/Category Managers aligned to departments including Children’s Services and Regeneration & Environment. Whichever your specialism, you’ll be helping to provide great value services for over 300,000 people.
Acting in partnership with your department, you’ll manage complex, high value procurement projects that are key to delivering good quality public services. In brief, you’ll be a key strategic advisor, providing expert support and making sure projects achieve the best possible outcomes. It’s all about using the tools and techniques of strategic sourcing to achieve business goals. Through sound market analysis and strategy formulation, you’ll improve the quality of services and save the Council money.
MCIPS-qualified (or prepared to work towards this), you’ll have expert knowledge of procurement – ideally in the public sector. You should also have specialist knowledge of one of the areas mentioned above, plus a track record of managing complex, high value projects with multiple stakeholders. Adept at devising strategies, including innovative commercial arrangements or new service delivery models, you’ll understand the end-to-end procurement process and have plenty of experience leading multi-disciplined teams. Degree qualified (or equivalent), if you can bring commercial acumen and great people skills, this could be your opportunity to test your talents to the full.
Join us, and you can expect a range of benefits including pension, flexible working, season ticket loan, childcare vouchers and discounts with local retailers. We’ll also give you every opportunity to build an exciting career with development opportunities.
To find out more and apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.