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Category Lead

Job reference: HQ00085939
West Sussex
£450.00 - £500.00 per day
Senior Executive


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Category Lead to work full-time based in West Sussex.

The pay rate for this locum job is £450 - £500 per day (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 4-month contract.

The purpose of the role is to provide leadership across the Place category portfolio and collaborate with Directorates/Services to champion a new best practice commercial approach to external spend in order to deliver value for money outcomes and transform the ways services are delivered.

You will develop and implement a robust category strategy for the Place category that optimises performance for the business in terms of cost, quality, delivery and responsiveness - sharing best practice guidance for the procurement of Capital, Waste and Highways across WSCC taking into consideration the full supplier lifecycle.

You will manage a small team and be responsible for a category which currently spends £180M - £200M across c. 300 plus suppliers with significant spend in sub-categories of highways, construction and waste. You will lead the category team and be the primary interface with stakeholders, developing your category and procurement team and leading stakeholders in best practices.

- MCIPS qualified procurement professional with significant operational and strategic experience managing and leading categories
- Knowledge and experience of EU procurement processes, setting up and using Government procurement frameworks, within the Place category
- Successful experience of identifying, leading and developing a range of commercially focused service delivery models including partnering, outsourcing and other commercial solutions in a comparable environment
- Demonstrable experience of delivering total cost of ownership savings
- Significant understanding of supplier management strategies and can demonstrate the development of a supplier over time
- Demonstrate an understanding of the latest market and procurement trends within the category area of expertise
- Strong knowledge of the Highways Act and JCT agreements
- Skilled understanding of appropriate level commercials and legal cover to manage risk

This job is advertised by John Rudland; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.