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  • Location

    Chichester, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Interim & Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Jonathan Ross

  • Contact email:

    jonathan.ross@butlerross.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JR1766_1543856997

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

Butler Ross are currently recruiting for an interim category manager with 'place' procurement experience. This role will have responsibility for managing all aspects of procurement related to highways, built environment, leisure, waste and utilities therefore demonstrable experience of construction procurement including NEC or JCT contract knowledge is essential.

This role will be working within a local authority environment and as such full end to end OJEU tendering experience is essential. You will develop and implement a robust category management strategy for your category that optimises performance for the business in terms of cost, quality, delivery and responsiveness - sharing best practice guidance for the procurement of the subcategories as listed above. You will manage projects and sub-categories within the wider category and be the primary interface for your sub category with stakeholders, developing your category and procurements and leading stakeholders in best practices.

What you'll need to succeed

Able to demonstrate the relevant skills and experience, you will be someone that provides strong, visible, and collective leadership for specific categories of spend. Key competency areas include: procurement, influencing, leading, change and stakeholder management; both internally and externally to achieve outcomes within a complex operating environment.

This role could suit if you're currently working in a Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager or similar role and meet the criteria above.