Job Details :
Salary Range : £41,562 - £46,776 per annum
Work Location : Elizabeth II Court , Winchester (Hybrid Working)
Hours per week : 37
Contract Type : Temporary for 2 years
Closing Date : 25 January 2022
Interview Date : 1 February 2022
The Role :
Our Procurement and Commissioning function is currently seeking a Category Manager to plan, drive and deliver collaboration and effective stakeholder management to embed and apply a best practice commercial approach to external and in-house spend, providing support and challenge across the Procurement lifecycle in order to deliver value for money outcomes.
As part of the Children’s Services Procurement and Commissioning team you'll be a procurement professional with relevant public sector experience across a range of categories and with experience in managing high value and complex tenders.
You'll be deployed to lead key initiatives, lead tender exercises for services and deliver transformational savings through a commercial best practice approach.
To be successful in this role you'll primarily have excellent stakeholder management skills and in-depth public sector strategic and operational procurement experience with knowledge of category management, sourcing methodologies and conflict resolution.
The successful individual will have detailed working knowledge of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and demonstrate the ability to coach and advise team members through the complexities of public sector procurement.
What can we offer you?
Hampshire County Council is recognised nationally as one of the highest performing local authorities in the UK. A modern, forward-looking local authority, it offers a pleasant, supportive, and collaborative working environment.
We can offer great flexible working options for this role as we've invested heavily in various technologies to support ongoing remote working options.
This role can be partly carried out remotely but some office-based working will be required to support business needs.
Hampshire County Council is also a flexible employer interested in making the most of your skills and offers a great work life balance.
We invest in you through our internal development programmes and training and offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Additional Information :
Category Manager Job Description and Person Specification
Vetting Requirements :
Please note that under safer recruitment requirements for Children's Services, references will be requested prior to interview.
Contact Details for an Informal Discussion :
Sarah Cross, Senior Category Manager via sarah.cross hants.gov.uk
Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group.
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