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Category Manager
  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: FIN00011
  • Published: Thu 08/10/2020, 3:10 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 22/10/2020, 3:10 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £55017 - £59325 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

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Category Manager

About us

Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.

About the role

At London Borough of Hillingdon, our mission of 'putting our residents first' is integrated into every area of the business. The role of Category Manager.

Working within a category focused team, this is an exciting opportunity that will focus on the delivery and management of key strategic contracts for goods and services into London Borough of Hillingdon.

Reporting into the Head of Procurement, you will be a key player with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Councils top 100 projects. The key deliverables for the role are

The successful candidate will plan, procure, deliver and evaluate procurement activity across the Council services, to meet the needs of our residents and will be the lead officer on projects with joint working with various stakeholders,

Working within a category focused team, this is an exciting opportunity that will focus on the delivery and management of key strategic contracts for goods and services into London Borough of Hillingdon.

Category knowledge areas are Construction, Social Care, Professional Services, ICT, Estates and FM

The key deliverables for the role are:

Managing a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models

Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models

Leading commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with EU requirements

Proactively seeking new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in new and more efficient ways

Demonstrating a strong people/project management focus

About you

You will need the following:

In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial delivery within a centralised function, gained from either the private or public sector.

Knowledge of OJEU tendering processes, and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, with experience gained in a range of procurement processes, including frameworks.

Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to challenge the ethos, influence and deliver best value

Experience in Relationship Management, including supplier management, customer/stakeholder management, KPIs and continuous improvement.

Degree qualified, CIPS qualified or equivalent

The full criteria can be found in the person specification section of the job profile document attached.

You will be working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders so it is essential that you have excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills, to allow you to develop contacts and relationships with customers, external organisations and internal contacts.

Why London Borough of Hillingdon

The Business Improvement Delivery programme within the Council has driven transformation projects, reducing costs and improving efficiency to ensure the continued delivery of high quality services that put residents first. Moving forward the Council is passionate about driving change, innovation and challenging the current ways of working through a new category management structure which will have a considerable positive impact. This is an environment where creative, commercial, passionate and inspirational people will be able to deliver solutions that truly make a difference.