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Procurement manager

  • Job reference: Procurement.Man.CEC
  • Location: Sandbach, Cheshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Administration Services, Corporate Services, Domestic and Support Services
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Job description: Category manager (Procurement) - Cheshire East Council

Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting an experienced Procurement Manager on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

Your role will be to develop and promote innovative approaches to procurement, with direct involvement in setting up new methods of service delivery, to achieve best value in procurement for Cheshire East Council.

The Category Manager is responsible for the development of a cohesive category strategy and sourcing plans for several categories of spend and leading strategic procurement exercises - to ensure Value For Money is optimized and that the category is compliant with Council policy and procurement legislation while also generating cashable savings to Cheshire East Council on present procurement activities.

*Substantial experience of procurement and contract management in a large, complex organisation preferably within the Childrens and Adults category area.
*Excellent knowledge of public procurement policy and legislation and the rationale underpinning it.
*A proven track record of managing commissioning and purchasing exercises in a large organisation.
*A thorough understanding of UK and EU Finance and Procurement Law.
*High levels of interpersonal skills such as communication, negotiation, positively challenge, influencing, persuasiveness.
*IT literate - Microsoft Office Suite.

For an informal discussion please do not hesitate to contact Kyle Roberts Social Work Consultant at Service Care Solutions 01772 208964 or Email your CV to

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including:
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses
* Extensive & exclusive range of vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available
* Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
* Loyalty schemes / bonuses
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.