Wiltshire Council is continuing the development of its strategic procurement service and is therefore, seeking talented, commercially minded, high performing procurement professionals to join its team.
About the role
The Strategic Procurement Hub is a strategic service that works with colleagues across the authority to maximise value from its 350m annual contract expenditure. Stakeholder engagement and collaboration throughout the Commissioning, Procurement and Contract Management cycle is key to its success so effective relationship management together with innovating thinking and excellent technical procurement knowledge is vital.
As a Category Manager, you will take a senior role within designated category teams and be responsible for development and delivery of category strategies informed by the appropriate commissioning strategies. You will deputise for the Senior Category Manager where applicable and support development of category specialists to ensure that they are able to provide these functions within their specific areas of responsibility.
A relocation package is available for successful candidates, subject to meeting the criteria.
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be able to demonstrate a broad range of experience in the appropriate work streams within a procurement area.
The successful candidate w ill have a detailed knowledge and understanding of project management approaches, and experience in forming high-quality working relationships at all levels.
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