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Category Manager Place

  • Job reference: JAMC704
  • Location: Waltham Forest, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A Local Authority based in East London is looking for an experienced and motivated procurement Category Manager - Place, with extensive experience of Facilities Management, Highways and Engineering projects. This is a full time, permanent position and the successful candidate will be an integral part of the growing team, delivering sustained excellence and innovation to benefit our citizens, businesses and staff.
The successful candidate must have extensive experience within Procurement, ideally be CIPS chartered and have experience with projects covering regeneration, housing, education and civic infrastructure.

This is a key role that works closely with senior managers and suppliers to lead, develop, deliver and manage the supply chain that supports construction. The scope of the role includes but is not limited to;

Lead and develop appropriate strategies for services within your portfolio.
Management and monitoring of contracts and supplier performance to ensure value and quality of delivery.
Provide innovative procurement solutions to deliver high profile projects on time and on budget as a key member of multiple project delivery teams.
Provide strategic advice to leadership, identify opportunities and plan supply chain activities.
Work closely with managers and colleagues in Growth, Housing, Property, Legal and Finance across both Councils

The main accountabilities associated with the role include but are not limited to;

To lead on the development of strategic sourcing options for Procurements within the Place category.
Take a leadership role on behalf of borough officers in direct negotiations with suppliers, clients and other providers of services.
Lead major procurements using the appropriate methods and procedures.
Advise Directors, Members, staff, external consultants and others on complex procurement and contractual matters associated with projects.
Provide professional challenge and advice to colleagues, managers and partner organisations.
Manage responses to complex professional or politically sensitive issues within the area of responsibility.
Lead major procurements using the appropriate methods and procedures. Guide relevant procurements via DPS.
Manage major projects and control allocated resources from support services and service areas

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

Educated to degree standard or equivalent
Relevant professional qualification
Full member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent strategic procurement/sourcing experience
Extensive knowledge of experience of applying modern best practice construction procurement contracts from concept through to delivery
Experience in a range of indirect procurement areas, including hard and soft facilities management, engineering services, highways maintenance in a public and or private sector environment.
Experience of developing and successfully delivering sourcing solutions, realising strategic objectives
Delivering projects to time and budget using a structured method eg PRinCE2
Leading cross functional project teams

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering a salary of £53.5k - £56.7k with a possible additional market supplement of £5k, along with an excellent and competitive benefits package.

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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