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Senior Procurement/Category Manager - Indirects

  • Location: East London
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + hybrid working per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 19 days ago

  • Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain EU
  • Contact: Louise Gapp
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 08 July 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000007577_1654706224

Cedar are working exclusively with a high profile Government organisation who are looking to hire a driven and passionate Procurement/Category Manager/Business Partner to join their team as they continue on their journey of transformation and change. This role will work closely with the Head of Procurement and Procurement/Commercial Business Partners to ensure the department delivers an effective and efficient procurement service to the business and it's unique stakeholders. Must be a clear and confident communicator with proven experience of managing a wide range of indirect spend in a fast paced private or public sector procurement function. Previous experience in professional/corporate services, IT, facilities and indirect spend is required, along with managing multiple projects/stakeholders in this area simultaneously.

Key areas will be;

  • Development/improvement of procurement processes and procedures within the corporate services category
  • Proven experience of procurement within the Public Sector - OJEU/PCR 15
  • Commercial acumen and a clear understanding of procurement/supplier contracts management
  • Stakeholder engagement across a range of categories - including IT/professional/corporate services
  • Effective negotiator - must have gravitas along with energy and drive
  • Acting as a procurement advisor and trusted partner to internal customers
  • Managing suppliers in line with organisational policy
  • Ensuring compliance in all areas of procurement activity
  • Ability to interact and influence stakeholders within various internal/external business units
  • MCIPS qualified

Must be able to go into the office 2/3 days per week - East London