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Are you a Category Manager looking for your next contract?
I am currently recruiting for a Category officer on a 2 month contract (likely to be extended) based in Bradford paying £19.23 per hour PAYE or £23.94 per hour Umbrella. This role will be working inside IR35.
My client are very well established within the public sector and the purpose of your role will be expected to demonstrate your ability to meet the special knowledge, experience and qualifications required for the role by providing evidence in the application form for the purpose of shortlisting.
What you will be doing on a day to day basis:
- lead and guide work within the remit of the Finance and Procurement, General Services Team. The key purposes of the post will be to:
-Deliver and guide others in the delivery of high quality procurement, e-procurement and category management, so that the client spends its money wisely achieving both value for money and legislative compliance.
-Successfully undertake medium and high value or complexity procurement projects either working individually or leading procurement project teams.
-Provide a focal point for guidance to ensure the consistent use, and growth in the use of the clients tendering processes and electronic tendering platform.
-Working independently, or by providing support and guidance to the Category Officers and Procurement Officers:
-To support continuous improvements in commissioning, procurement and category management to assist the client and as appropriate its partners in achieving target outcomes, best use of resources, value for money and continuous improvement.
-Working independently to deliver, or collaboratively supporting best practice procurement and category management to assist in achieving value for money.
-To lead the delivery of procurement programmes and projects through establishing and leading multi-disciplinary teams and developing high quality outputs including, business cases, procurement and contract documentation within a robust project management framework.
-To ensure effective, efficient and improved compliant business processes are adopted and followed by service areas involved in the procurement of goods, works or services.
-To assist and constructively challenge Departments and Service areas to meet their statutory, corporate and departmental obligations according to national policy/guidance and local policy and priorities, including all times proper compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations and Contracts Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, the Social Value Policy and other relevant UK Legislation relating to contracting and procurement.
-To proactively encourage and lead 'future thinking' and the development of e-systems and e-processes that will drive forward increased efficiency and greater value for money from the
What you are expected to know:
- Provide evidence of having previously spoken fluently to members of the public in order to meet the Advanced threshold level outlined under Special Knowledge above.
- Experience in commissioning, procurement and/ or category management role in an arena of significant range, scale or complexity, including at least 1 year in a managerial role. Experience may have been gained in one or more delivery environments but evidence of ability to transfer skills will be essential.
- Level 5 qualification on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) or a Bachelor degree, graduate certificate and / or graduate diploma in a relevant discipline.(Essential)
Additional information: You may be required to work evenings, weekends or Bank Holidays as required by the needs of the service.
If this is something that you are interested in please send a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 02392 228 244 for more information.
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