This Shared Procurement Service offers procurement professionals an excellent opportunity to expand current skills and experience due to the increased value and scope of procurement activity across the two Councils.
The Shared Procurement Service provides a combined procurement service to both Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. The Councils operate a fully centralised procurement service with an established team of procurement professionals.
The team have an upcoming vacancy for a Category Manager primarily responsible for procurement within the corporate services category. The successful candidate will manage a well established team of procurement professionals, primarily supporting commissioners in the Finance and Resources directorate.
Procurement activity within the Corporate Services is very diverse and varies from IT hardware, software, professional services, financial services, HR, catering, print etc.
The successful candidate will have:
- A demonstrable track record of success within a comporable sized organisation.
- A detailed knowledge and experience of UK Procurement Law in practice.
- Knowledge of current best practice procurement as it relates to public sector procurement and;
- Experience of developing category based action plans.
- Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills.
Candidates invited for interview must demonstrate, in both the application for interview (the covering statement) and any subsequent interview, how they meet and indeed, surpass, the above 5 key points.
For an informal discussion please contact Mark Glaister, Head of Procurement Richmond and Wandsworth Shared Procurement Service on Mark.Glaister@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing date: Sunday 14th November 2021
Shortlisting date: W/C Monday 15th November 2021
Interview date: Interview the week of Monday 22nd November 2021
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
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