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Procurement Category Manager

£43000 - £47500 per annum
Work from Home, Hybrid working

Job description

Morgan Hunt is supporting a Local Authority recruit for a Category Manager on a 1 year FTC basis. Individuals in a Procurement Officer/Senior Officer role looking for that next step will be considered.

The role:

  • Procurement of contracts within your category portfolio in accordance with legislation, Contract Standing Orders and procurement best practice
  • Prepare contract strategy documents, tender documentation, publications of notices, deal with queries arising from the process, chair-relating meetings, prepare contract award documentation and debrief suppliers
  • Develop, in cooperation with the services, a contract strategy document for the sourcing of goods, works, services, and lead the end-to-end tendering process using an online tendering platform
  • Meet with internal stakeholders and departmental procurement champions to discuss their needs and identify opportunities for new contracts and collaboration
  • Develop a tender plan and report on the progress being made
  • Increase market knowledge and awareness through attendance at supplier development forums, events and contract specific meet the buyer seminars
  • Use your knowledge and expertise to assist services in developing, and challenging, specifications and to promote both sustainable specifications, community benefits, streamlined purchase to pay and fair work practices
  • Work with departmental procuring officers to forecast and track usage/spend against identified contracts and report as part of the benefits tracking process
  • Deliver procurement induction training to departmental officers and ad-hoc training requirements
  • Actively participate in change programmes and to provide support and guidance on procurement aspects
  • Working with the Supplier Development Programme, Economic Development, local businesses, third sector and supported businesses to increase their awareness of procurement opportunities and bidding techniques
  • To support services with supplier and contract management ensuring procedures are followed, collate supplier performance data, benchmark performance and report to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Represent Corporate Procurement at internal and external meetings.

The requirements:

  • Knowledge of Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations is essential
  • Confident when engaging with stakeholders
  • Experience with end-to-end tendering process
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills

Perks and benefits:

  • Hybrid working, ideally one day per week in the office but one day per month may be considered
  • 19.3% employer pension contribution
  • Generous holiday allowance

Apply now with your most recent CV.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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