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Interim Category Manager - Construction

Interim Category Manager - Construction

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Up to £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Sam Solt

  • Contact email:

    sam.solt@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    400

  • Salary low:

    0

  • Job ref:

    SS - 11072_1516707526

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-02-22

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

This post exists to support the efficient and cost effective procurement of externally provided services delivered to, and on behalf of, the Council. This includes the provision of services by independent trading units operated by the Council.

More specifically the post holder will lead on the procurement work stream for a range of major and strategically significant contracts within the construction category.

Working in liaison with the Project Sponsor and Project Board/Team, support will be provided through:

  • The provision of advice to the Project Sponsor and Project Board/Team on the Council's procurement processes and best practice with regards to the commercial aspects of procurement activities,
  • Leading on project management of the procurement work-stream,
  • Sourcing the provider,
  • Drafting tender and contract documents including support for the development of requirement specification
  • Managing the contract award process

The Post holder will be expected to specialise (although not exclusively) on contracting activity within certain categories of spend or certain classes of contract activity so as to gain familiarly with specialist service considerations

Experience Required:

  • You must have previous construction procurement experience within the public sector
  • You must have extensive knowledge of the construction industry in the UK
  • You should be able to work with senior managers and Directors and provide clear advice
  • You must be able to manage a programme of construction procurement, monitor their delivery and address issues with slippage of timescales
  • You will have relevant procurement and/or construction related qualifications