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Assistant Category Manager

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
£46,014 to £55,758 per annum
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Job Details

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who have been working together for a number of years in a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both Councils. 

You will be offered an excellent opportunity to expand current skills and experience due to the increased value and diverse scope of procurement activity across the two Councils as part of the Shared Procurement Service.  

About the role 

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.  

Recently restructured to establish a Transactional Procurement Team to enable the core category teams to more effectively support commissioners, and recently embedded new cutting-edge procurement software to support the planning, procurement, management of contracts and spend analysis, the successful candidate will be joining a high performing team with continuous professional development opportunities.

About You

You will be providing support and assistance to the Category Manager, and Head of Procurement to ensure compliant procurement processes and working practices are consistent with the requirements of the Public Contract Regulations and, internal procurement codes of practice and contract standing orders.

Project Management

To proactively lead, manage and deliver contracts using the most commercially appropriate, legally compliant, routes to market that consider life cycle costing, resilience, value for money, social value and internal policies.

Quality improvement 

You will be supporting a well-established team of procurement professionals, primarily supporting commissioners in HR, ICT, Legal Services etc. 

You will be working closely with the Transactional Procurement Team to facilitate timely publication of contract notices and associated tender packs.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience: 

  • A demonstrable track record of success within a comparable sized organisation. 
  • Knowledge and experience of UK Procurement Law in practice.
  • Knowledge of current best practice procurement as it relates to public sector procurement and.
  • Experience or knowledge of developing category-based action plans.

For an informal discussion please contact  Mark Glaister Head of Procurement Richmond and Wandsworth Shared Procurement Service

Email: Phone: 020 8871 5828

Assistant Category Manager Corporate Services Job Profile.pdf

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