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    • chelmsford, east of england
    • work from home - contract
    • £450 per day
    • randstad cpe
    Our client is looking for a Senior Category Manager on an interim basis to manage and co-ordinate Property related procurement activity for the team. Manage allocated high risk, high value contract procurement, undertaking Property related procurement activities including market development, tendering, implementation, and monitoring of procurement contracts as directed by the Head of Property Category. Skills and abilities:Strong analytical skills to align procurement solutions with customer needs.Ability to "see the big picture" and think strategically about developments in the Property category market and the opportunities that those developments will create for the ClientExcellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the gravitas and ability to liaise successfully with staff/officers of all levels and external individuals, and to influence stakeholders within the Client and external organisations. Strong commercial acumen. Good organisational, time management and project management skills in order to ensure delivery of results to agreed deadlines.Ability to travel as required throughout the UK. Qualifications / Education / Training:The post holder will hold MCIPS Level 6 in-line with the CIPS structure guidance or be able to clearly evidence equivalent levels of experience, technical knowledge and expertise by having worked as a leading Procurement professional in the area of Property Services for a complex, public sector organisation. (essential)The post-holder will ideally be a member of the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS), holding a qualification in Quantity Surveying or equivalent level. (desirable) Work Experience and Knowledge:Experience in category management (essential)The post holder will be able to demonstrate significant experience of procurement and commercial management in contracts of significant value across the Property category and worked as a leading Procurement professional in the area of Property Services for a complex, public sector organisation. (essential)Extensive knowledge and understanding of contract law and the application of EU Public Procurement Regulations and legislation is essential, as well as preparing specifications and of preparing and evaluating tenders, including those operating under framework arrangements and EU directives. (essential)Experience and knowledge of JCT/NEC standard forms contracts (essential)Experience of managing a team, preferably within a collaborative environment across a number of locations. (essential)The post holder will have strong negotiating, influencing, interpersonal and communication skills, as are essential to the role. (essential)Proven success in working in a political environment with senior stakeholders (Chief Officer and Chief Executive level) showing sound judgment and impact. (essential)Significant experience of translating business needs into commercial procurement strategies that drive enhanced business outcomes for the organisations as a whole. (essential)Procurement experience with a blue light organisation (desirable) Still searching? Not all of our vacancies are on our website yet. We're happy to provide a tailored careers guidance service, so for the best chance of finding your ideal opportunity, get in touch with one of our specialist consultants and we will be able to support you with your job search.Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.
    Our client is looking for a Senior Category Manager on an interim basis to manage and co-ordinate Property related procurement activity for the team. Manage allocated high risk, high value contract procurement, undertaking Property related procurement activities including market development, tendering, implementation, and monitoring of procurement contracts as directed by the Head of Property Category. Skills and abilities:Strong analytical skills to align procurement solutions with customer needs.Ability to "see the big picture" and think strategically about developments in the Property category market and the opportunities that those developments will create for the ClientExcellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the gravitas and ability to liaise successfully with staff/officers of all levels and external individuals, and to influence stakeholders within the Client and external organisations. Strong commercial acumen. Good organisational, time management and project management skills in order to ensure delivery of results to agreed deadlines.Ability to travel as required throughout the UK. Qualifications / Education / Training:The post holder will hold MCIPS Level 6 in-line with the CIPS structure guidance or be able to clearly evidence equivalent levels of experience, technical knowledge and expertise by having worked as a leading Procurement professional in the area of Property Services for a complex, public sector organisation. (essential)The post-holder will ideally be a member of the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS), holding a qualification in Quantity Surveying or equivalent level. (desirable) Work Experience and Knowledge:Experience in category management (essential)The post holder will be able to demonstrate significant experience of procurement and commercial management in contracts of significant value across the Property category and worked as a leading Procurement professional in the area of Property Services for a complex, public sector organisation. (essential)Extensive knowledge and understanding of contract law and the application of EU Public Procurement Regulations and legislation is essential, as well as preparing specifications and of preparing and evaluating tenders, including those operating under framework arrangements and EU directives. (essential)Experience and knowledge of JCT/NEC standard forms contracts (essential)Experience of managing a team, preferably within a collaborative environment across a number of locations. (essential)The post holder will have strong negotiating, influencing, interpersonal and communication skills, as are essential to the role. (essential)Proven success in working in a political environment with senior stakeholders (Chief Officer and Chief Executive level) showing sound judgment and impact. (essential)Significant experience of translating business needs into commercial procurement strategies that drive enhanced business outcomes for the organisations as a whole. (essential)Procurement experience with a blue light organisation (desirable) Still searching? Not all of our vacancies are on our website yet. We're happy to provide a tailored careers guidance service, so for the best chance of finding your ideal opportunity, get in touch with one of our specialist consultants and we will be able to support you with your job search.Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.

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