Childrens Services Category Manager

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
4 months +
From:
Generic Network
Place:
London
Date:
11/10/2011
Country:
flag_no USA
project ID:
266499

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My client, a local authority based in London, currently requires an Interim Category Manager for a period of at least 4 months, or until they recruit a permanent candidate.

As part of a strategic procurement review across a number of directorates, my client need to recruit a Category Manager to lead on the improvement and implementation of category management practices within Children, Families & Learning.

On offer is the opportunity to secure a potentially long term interim role within a reputable local authority with ambitious plans for the future. Once in post, exceptional candidates may also have the opportunity to apply for a permanent position within the procurement team.

Duties will include:

*Driving strategic category management processes within Children, Families & Learning
*Improving service delivery by implementing changes to existing category management procedures
*Forward planning of all contracting to better meet business needs
*Ensuring buy-in to changes that drive costs down
*Liaising with senior managers within the Council to facilitate change

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

*Category management experience within local government
*Social Care, Childrens, Families or Learning procurement experience
*CIPS Qualification or equivalent

If you meet the above criteria and are available at short notice, please email your updated CV or call Simone Ross.