Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.
About the job
Working within a newly created category focussed team these are exciting opportunities that will focus on the delivery and management of key strategic contracts for goods and services into London Borough of Hillingdon. Reporting into a Category Manager, you will be a key player with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Councils top 100 projects. The key deliverables for the role are:
- Managing a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models
- Leading commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with EU requirements
- Proactively seeking new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in new and more efficient ways
- Demonstrating a strong people/project management focus
About the person
You will need the following: In-depth knowledge and practical experience of procurement best practice and commercial deliver within a centralised function, gained from either the private or public sector. Knowledge of category management and its commercial value coupled with the ability to challenge the ethos, influence and deliver best value. Experience in Relationship Management, including supplier management, customer/stakeholder management, KPI's and continuous improvement. Degree qualified, CIPS qualified or equivalent.
Why the London Borough of Hillingdon
The Business Improvement Delivery programme within the Council has driven transformation projects, reducing costs and improving efficiency to ensure the continued delivery of high quality services that put residents first. Moving forward the Council is passionate about driving change, innovation and challenging the current ways of working through a new category management structure which will have a considerable positive impact. This is an environment where creative, commercial, passionate and inspirational people will be able to deliver solutions that truly make a difference.