We recognise the importance of rewarding our staff, developing them and providing a work life balance. As such we have a wide range of staff benefits and also offer flexible working, including the opportunity to work one day a week from home in this role. For more information click http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/jobs_and_careers/working_for_tower_hamlets_coun/staff_benefits.aspx
As a council that spends over £340 million a year with about 3,500 suppliers, we fully recognise the contribution that effective, forward-thinking and innovative procurement practices bring, especially as budgets become increasingly tight and demographics continue to change.
Our award winning CIPS accredited and highly regarded procurement service is positioned to progressively achieve further cost savings and other targeted benefits through the adoption of the Category Management approach to procurement.
As our Procurement Category Manager(s) you will play a critical role in managing the team and working with key stakeholders to control expenditure, as well as helping achieve social value and stimulating the local economy.
You will take the lead in developing the Category Plan and in delivering the objectives and targets, as identified in the Plan.
This role will offer you ample scope to use your creativity to plan and implement procurement projects that meet customer needs and make a valuable contribution to the council. You will also be instrumental in supporting exciting and high profile projects, such as the insourcing of our ICT, Waste Management services as well as multi-million pound re-development projects. All the while developing valuable skills across a breadth of services and contracts
You will be a full or part member of MCIPS or have the equivalent practical experience and, ideally, previous management experience.
You will have a good understanding of public sector procurement, together with a well-developed category knowledge, a commercial approach, sound negotiation/persuasion skills and a ‘one team’ approach.
Furthermore, you will have a clear understanding of current market conditions and trends, as well as of modern and innovative procurement practices, including e-tendering processes.
We are one of the UK's most culturally vibrant and diverse areas, with over 200,000 people living within eight square miles at the heart of London's East End.
The borough includes a number of London's famous attractions including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Columbia Road Flower Market and Billingsgate Fish Market. The attractions of Bangla Town bring in thousands of tourists every year. It is also home to some amazing buildings like those at Canary Wharf and the RIBA award winning Idea Store in Whitechapel.
Tower Hamlets is one of the best connected boroughs in London and accessibility is improving all the time.
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Interviews – W/C 9th September