Category Manager - Corporate Services

City of London Temporary £40,000 - £52,000
  • Exciting and complex Procurement projects to work on immediately
  • A not for profit where your work goes a long way to better the community

About Our Client

Leading Housing Association who don't just build affordable housing but also try and create communities with additional services for those who need them. This is an environment where you will truly feel as though you are giving back!

Job Description

  • Supporting the Procurement Business Partner (Senior Category Managers) in delivering category strategies, as well as taking ownership of Corporate Services, including tenders, management of framework agreements and other projects where appropriate
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to understand their requirements, mapping these to the wider Procurement objectives
  • Carry out category and sub-category support activities (via category strategies) as directed by wider Procurement strategy
  • Liaise with wider Contract Management Team colleagues to ensure consistent and compliant approach to contract management is understood and maintained under Group Contract Performance Management Framework model
  • Overseeing successful contract implementations, whilst attending scheduled contract review meetings with the wider Contract Management Team colleagues to support them in ensuring that supplier requirements and performance are being delivered against the agreed SLA's and KPI's. Providing solutions to contract related problems
  • Following up with the Contract Management Team colleagues on actions resulting from performance review meetings
  • To develop/maintain appropriate supplier and customer relationships in line with agreed strategy for a specific category or sub-category under best practice contract management model
  • Effective coordination of Category Management activity to ensure delivery of overall team objectives, including monitoring activities
  • Support the management of and report on supplier performance, taking corrective actions where necessary
  • Identification of Continuous Improvement opportunities within the Category and Contract Management
  • Support the on-going performance; commercial and risk management of the portfolio suppliers
  • Supporting the Business as usual (BAU) activities of the team

The Successful Applicant

  • Experience of creating category strategies and making recommendations within ideally corporate service categories e.g. IT, marketing, professional services, HR to name a few
  • Experience of running sourcing projects within Public Sector Regulation e.g. OJEU
  • Degree or equivalent qualification with a desire to undertake CIPS if not already underway
  • Experience of performance monitoring and reporting against policy/project/contractual or SLA requirements
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to enable the development relationships both internally and externally
  • Experience of pre and post commercial administration of contracts and managing supplier performance
  • Good working knowledge of current category platforms as well as standard MS Office platforms
  • Project management skills

What's on Offer

  • Exciting complex procurement projects to work on in a growing, busy procurement team
  • Work for a not for profit where your work feeds back in to improving the community
  • Prospect of going permanent if the role goes well and you enjoy it
Daniel Barnes
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