Job Type: Permanent
Job Industry: Central Government
Contact Name: Halim Ahmad
Job Location: Kent
Job Title: Procurement Category Officer
Job Salary: £33,101 - £37,583 Per Annum
Job Start Date:
I am working with a not-for-profit organisation based in Kent who are looking to recruit an experienced Category Officer to join its Procurement and Commercial Team. The Team is formed of five Categories; Facilities Management and Construction (Property), ICT, Fleet, Professional Services and Operations. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting its ICT Category where you will be leading and providing support in developing and promoting an innovative approach to procurement and market analysis.
Day to day responsibilities will include:
* Assist and work with the Category Manager in the development of Category and sub-Category strategies that ensure that corporate objectives and the Service’s operational needs are met.
* Analyse and manage spend to identify and help generate opportunities for savings and efficiencies, contract formation and pro-active contract management.
* Manage supplier engagement in accordance with the Procurement Service Orders, to manage risk and ensure all suppliers of goods.
* To provide management reports and detailed analysis as and when required.
* Support the provision of commercially centred management information. Data and reporting may be shared up to Board level to support future decision making.
* Full CIPS membership or working towards membership.
* Experience of public sector procurement.
* Experience of the end-to-end procurement life cycle.
* Ability to analyse spend data and evaluate pricing data from tenderers.