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Supply Chain Specialist - Social Care

Reference3421455_415648
RecruiterHays Purchasing & Supply - City
Industry SectorLocal & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Town/CityLondon
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 November 2018

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Social Care specialist role


The Supply Chain Division is responsible for taking a strategic view of the Council’s supply chain, internal and external, ensuring value for money contracts are established, strategic contracts managed effectively and performance and business intelligence used to manage external suppliers and challenge internal services.

An opportunity has arisen for a Supply Chain Specialist in an award winning team to be responsible for supporting the council’s category management approach to procurement, ensuring that it procures its goods, services and works in a cost effective and efficient manner through providing commercial expertise and specialist market knowledge.

This role will involve engaging with internal and external stakeholders at all levels in developing and implementing sourcing, procurement and contract management strategies, leading on high value complex procurement projects, providing procurement expertise throughout the commissioning framework, negotiating with and developing third party providers.

Responsibilities will also include providing strategic leadership on the performance management of a portfolio of allocated contracts, including managing change and service development / improvement, the timely and accurate preparation and presentation of reports to various governance boards, alongside providing support for junior staff, where appropriate.

Working as part of a cross functional team, the successful candidate will understand the importance of effective procurement in an organisation and have the ability to clarify changing requirements, identify, recommend and support the development and delivery of service and contractual improvements.

We’re looking for someone who has a degree or equivalent, or vocational qualification in a relevant subject or area, or a relevant professional qualification (CIPS / IACCM desirable) Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate Category Management or Procurement experience within the Social Care sector.


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