Category Manager Adult & Childrens Social Care

The public sector practice is excited to announce a new exclusive partnership working across one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. With community and children’s social care at the heart of their corporate values, Haringey Council are currently undergoing a number of exciting projects as part of their strategic procurement plan (2020-2025) and wider corporate vision.

This includes the focus on community wealth building, promotion of social value, increasing the procurements reputation as well as contract performance management. Subsequently, this involves expanding headcount for their category management and supply chain teams. 

We’re currently on the look out for a Procurement Manager who will focus on working closely with the Head of Supply Chain across the Health and Social Care category. You’ll cover an array of exciting projects that span across mental health, sexual health services, temporary accommodation, adult and children’s services and other ad-hoc projects relating to the organisations spend. This will include but is not limited to below and above threshold tenders.

About the role

As the Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for the maintenance of procurement strategies in line with standards of excellence and best value. The role will feature a commercial approach to managing procurement actives, working closely with both internal and external stakeholders to meet the organisations objectives. This includes but not limited to; advice and guidance on commercial models, forms of contracts, social value, route to market and technical specifications. You’ll be required to:

  • Develop best value sourcing options (e.g. multi/single source, outsource, framework, collaboration, type of procurement procedure) and which align with procurement strategies
  • Carrying out high value and/or complex compliant procurement processes (including development and quality assurance of tender documents) in line with statutory guidelines i.e. Public Contract Regulations (2015)
  • Providing commercial, regulatory, legal and corporate governance advice to business units, related to the procurement process, contract and specification development
  • Identifying opportunities to deliver savings/cost avoidance 
  • Working flexibly across Strategic Procurement to support operational demand where required
  • Direct and oversee the day-to-day management of staff (up to 5 reports).

Experience and skills required

You’ll need to be able to evidence at least 3 years’ experience of working across procurement tenders and demonstrate excellent team management skills.

Previous understanding of corporate services/health care procurements is desired, and will help you to transition into the role more smoothy. 

Knowledge of Public Contract Regulations (2015) would be advantageous, alongside experience of previously working in the public sector. The ideal candidate will hold a CIPS/MCIPS qualification but this is not a deal-breaker.

In return..

You will join a culturally supportive, equal and diverse working environment that offers career progression opportunities, a commercial approach to procurement and exposure to a number of exciting projects where opportunities to get involved will not be a barrier. Your working pattern will be hybrid with around 2 days in the office.

Benefits also include: 

  • Annual leave entitlement of up to 30 days + bank holidays 
  • Local government pension scheme of up to 23%
  • A range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts
  • Disability Confident Scheme
  • Flexible Working Policy to meet employee individual needs

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