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Procurement Category Specialist

Procurement Category Specialist / £35,000 - £38,000 per year

Your new company
You will be working for a procurement outsourcing business with a strong and growing portfolio of clients in the public and private sector.

Your new role
You will be responsible for assisting a range of clients across the UK in supporting and leading their procurement tenders. You will work with a variety of clients across multiple sectors and industries under both OJEU and non-OJEU regulations. The majority of the projects will fall within Facilities Management categories.

  • Undertake consultancy work with the client base to review, improve and deliver best practice procurement policies and procedures across their organisation.
  • Lead the development and implementation of category management strategy with specific emphasis on Facilities Management (Catering/Cleaning services) categories.
  • Involved in leading and managing complex contracting solutions, spend aggregation strategies and collaborative procurement initiatives.
  • Provide advice and guidance for contract management.
  • Understanding market intelligence and undertake analysis activities in regard to supplier selection
  • Manage bid activities from writing tenders to evaluation to selection, and provide cost breakdown analysis and quotation analysis
  • Undertake sourcing and tendering activities
  • Lead on e-sourcing strategies for relevant Category spends
  • Ensure compliance in all areas of procurement activity
  • Ensure commercial targets are achieved against the business plan for Category Spend.
  • Proactively work and build effective key stakeholder and cross functional relationships is essential along with excellent commercial and negotiation skills
  • Identify & implement best practice in all areas of procurement management and activity
  • Mitigate risk and liability to the Company and to our clients wherever possible
  • Assist with the development and delivery of procurement training sessions
  • Get involved with ad hoc project work.
  • Some travel will be required.

What you'll need to succeed

You will have a proven background in Facilities Management categories with proven experience of working within OJEU guidelines. You will have the ability to build relationships with clients and suppliers and ability to pro-actively source for new suppliers:

  • Experience of tendering and understanding or working knowledge of OJEU tendering processes and Public Contract Regulations 2015
  • Experience of working on and leading collaborative procurement projects
  • Ability to work within a cross functional team
  • Ability to work with external Public Sector Buying Organisations (PSBOs)

What you'll get in return
You will receive a salary of between £35,000 and £38,000 per year , pus a benefits package.

What you need to do now
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Job Type
Salary and benefits
£35000 to £38000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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