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Industry SectorLocal & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£38,000 to £46,000 per annum
LocationsDevon, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted07 February 2019

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Category Lead needed for new role with Plymouth based public sector organisation.

Your new company

Plymouth based public sector organisation going through transformation seeks skilled Category Lead with experience in public sector recruitment for a new opportunity.

Your new role

Lead the development and implementation of complex supply chain strategies to transform the organisation's spend with third parties across high profile Categories to deliver ongoing value for money from expenditure, with responsibility for driving out sustainable savings.

You will bring in-depth market intelligence to influence annual spend across Categories in the region of £10+ million pounds to optimise competitive tension, leverage supplier relationships and deliver a complex portfolio of tendering activity. Frequent engagement with Senior Management and Members, supporting major projects from the Capital Programme and Transformation initiatives.

Your main duties include (but are not limited to):
  • Leads activity for £10M+ of third party annual spend including business cases development, managing tenders, delivery of savings and contract management for a wide portfolio of Goods, Service and Works (30%)
  • Develop and own Category plans to maximise value for money
  • Research, gather and apply market intelligence to inform procurement activity
  • Establish new, and maintain existing collaborative/partnerships
  • Engage internal senior stakeholders and external stakeholders in the supply chain
  • Assess and appraise procurement routes to market and makes recommendations to support complex programmes/projects
  • Undertake the required procurement activity to continually reduce the value of non-contract spend

What you'll need to succeed

To be chosen for the role you must have the following attributes:
  • MCIPS or equivalent
  • Demonstration of implementing Category management
  • Working in a public sector environment
  • Knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations 2015

What you'll get in return

Excellent salary + Benefits

What you need to do now
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