Procurement Category Specialist (Professional Services)
I am currently recruiting for a Procurement Category Specialist to work with a Council in East London on a contract basis.
My client is specifically looking for applicants with experience of the Professional Services Category within a Local Authority/other Public Sector organisation. It is also essential that applications are familiar with EU Procurement laws/practice.
Duties will include being responsible for category and sub-category strategies, supporting the Head of Category in developing category plans and programmes, and providing procurement expertise throughout the commissioning cycle. You will also negotiate with suppliers, analyse/act on spend data to achieve savings, and contribute to capacity building.
You will provide strategic guidance and advice to senior management and will also work to develop and improve procurement and contract management.
A formal procurement qualification (e.g. CIPS) would be advantageous, but relevant experience in Professional Services Procurement is the crucial element for this role.
If you have the required skills/experience please do not hesitate to apply.
***APPLICANTS SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35***