Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Category Manager


Job Description:

Category Manager needed in Wembley, £55,155 - £58,248p.a PAYE - Reference: 5242584

1. To help the client achieves its desired outcomes for residents, businesses and communities through the provision of excellent commercial advice. To work in partnership with the relevant Department, acting as a key strategic adviser on complex procurement matters, managing procurement projects of high value, complexity and/or risk to the council. To provide expert technical information, advice and guidance on all aspects of the procurement process to internal customers and to deal effectively with third party suppliers as external customers of Brent’s processes and service delivery partners.
2. Supporting the Category teams , by working colloboratively, coming in and leading on particular procurement projects, taking full accountability and delivery.
3. Leading on bespoke special projects which can entail developing new processes procedures and policies as designated by the Head of Procurement.


you will ideally have - 

1. Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional
Development (CPD).
2. Expert knowledge of public procurement processes.
3. Knowledge and understanding of e-procurement tendering portals.
4. Knowledge of the wider policy context for public procurement, e.g.
the Transparency Agenda, Social Value, London Living Wage,
Modern Slavery, Sustainability.
5. Knowledge of local government decision-making and service
6. Broad knowledge of procurements ranging from Social Care to

7. Significant experience of managing procurements in a large,
complex organisation
8. Experience of managing end-to-end procurement processes in a
public sector setting.
9. Experience of successfully working with a broad range of internal
and external customers.
10. Experience of driving improvements to processes and performance.
11. Experience of understanding the key deliverables and providing
clear advise and direction throughout the procurement project.
12. Experience of working across a number of different procurement
categories of spend , dealing and overcoming the specific
challenges associated within those categories.



This is a full time role on a permanent basis.


If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.


Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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