Procurement Category Officer (Project)

Location Tower Hamlets
Job type Contract
Salary £400 per day
Contact Hollie Mills
Reference 170914

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a locum role for a Procurement Category Officer to work within a Project Team based in Tower Hamlets.

The pay rate for this Procurement Category Officer role is £400 per day (LTD) and has an initial 3-month contract.

Main duties:

  • Undertake market research
  • Analyse spend and contract data
  • Develop sourcing plans
  • Undertake benchmarking and soft market testing
  • Have ownership of a number of sub-categories
  • Develop sub-category plans to support the Category Plan and Prepare business cases
  • Support the delivery of savings and benefits detailed in the Category Plan
  • Use appropriate best practice category management techniques to ensure that procurement initiatives have the best possible opportunity of achieving or exceeding the benefits forecasted in the Category Plan
  • Drive forward innovations and improvements in the sub-categories in order to deliver the Council’s vision of excellence in procurement, including the achievement of cost savings target
  • Attend regular 1-2-1’s with the Category Manager to review progress against agreed milestones and identify any current or anticipated issues that threaten the success of the milestones
  • Document category activity undertaken using agreed templates

Requirements of the Procurement Category Officer:

  • Full member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent strategic procurement/sourcing experience
  • Professional procurement experience, with a strong track record of success in delivering financial savings and other achievements, and exposure to the nominated category, ideally having operated at a strategic level
  • Significant experience of the range of public procurement procedures including Competitive Dialogue
  • Extensive experience and applied knowledge of their areas of responsibility, developing the commercial strategy to support council priorities taking into of market and quality assurance requirements
  • Project management experience, ideally within a formal project management framework, e.g. PRINCE2
  • Experience of challenging established ways of working and managing change

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that are not available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive recruitment knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands

This Procurement Category Officer role is advertised by Hollie Mills; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.