Senior Procurement Category Manager
- Reference: CIPHERL00462
- Location: London
- Job type: Interim (Temporary)
- Sector: Purchasing & Procurement
- Date posted: 06/07/2012
Capita are recruiting for 2 senior procurement managers to work with a central government department in London. These posts will be working on a key procurement programme focused on a payment by results programme, which is currently broken down into 4 pilot projects. These contracts are between 3 and 8 months in duration depending on the part of the programme they are assigned to. Applicants must have a proven track record track record of success in a corporate enviroment with experience of running and managing numerous procurement activities, including large and complex procurement activities, whilst engaging with a diverse range of sensitive stakeholders. These are strategic posts, looking at all aspects of delivery; there will be procurement managers supporting/running the procurement.
Main Duties/ Responsibilities
There will be a need to deliver key procurement documentation and advice to dates contained in the prevailing project plan, including: Production of outline procurement strategies & detailed procurement strategies Supporting production of the outline and full business cases Running the procurement process and competition through all necessary stages in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations and asscoiated Directives Build strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
Skills/ Experience Required
A proven track-record of success as a senior or middle management procurement professional in a corporate procurement environment with experience in handling a diverse range of spend categories in high risk, high value, and complex projects. Previous experience of establishing a new commercial entity or Joint Venture is highly desirable Extensive experience is specifically required at: re-engineering supply and value chains; the specified procurement categories; designing, implementing, and embedding supplier relationship and contract management strategies with all contracts; building strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external bodies; and utilising best procurement practices to lead and manage procurement teams. Experience of working to OJEU guidelines would be advantageous but is not essential.
Formal Qualifications Required
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or relevant equivalent.
Please note that the successful applicants will be required to undergo Enhanced Baseline Security Checks.
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