Supply Chain Specialist - People
It’s an exciting time to join us in Waltham Forest. During 2019 we are in the spotlight as the first ever London Borough of Culture. As well as this bringing a magnificent programme of cultural events and activities to the borough, it will put us on the map and ensure a lasting legacy.
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Supply Chain Specialist to join our award-winning procurement team to be responsible for supporting the Council’s category management approach to procurement, ensuring that it procures its goods, services and works in a cost effective and efficient manner through providing commercial expertise and specialist market knowledge.
As part of a shared service across both Waltham Forest and Redbridge Councils, this role will involve engaging with internal and external stakeholders at all levels in developing and implementing sourcing, procurement and contract management strategies.
In addition, you will also be leading on high value complex procurement projects, providing procurement expertise throughout the commissioning framework, negotiating with and developing third party providers.
Responsibilities will include providing strategic leadership on the performance management of a portfolio of allocated contracts, including managing change and service development / improvement, the timely and accurate preparation and presentation of reports to various governance boards, alongside providing support for junior staff, where appropriate.
Working as part of a cross functional and busy team, the successful candidate will understand the importance of effective procurement in an organisation and have the ability to clarify changing requirements, identify, recommend and support the development and delivery of service and contractual improvements.
We’re looking for someone who has a degree or equivalent, or vocational qualification in a relevant subject or area, plus a relevant professional qualification (MCIPS / IACCM). Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate Category Management or Procurement experience within the Social Care sector.