Procurement Category Manager – Digital & Commercial Services

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Procurement Category Manager - Digital & Commercial Services
Interim Position

Dudley 1009823

Posted: 16th March 2023 15:32
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £333.00 per day PAYE depending on experience TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Dudley,

    DY1 1HF

What's involved with this role:

Interim Category Manager - Digital & Commercial Services

Reference no:  Dudley 1009823

Pay Rate: Up to £333.00 per day PAYE depending on experience TBC

This opening assignment is for 2 months

The purpose of the role is to deliver Procurement operations and activity (tenders, mini-competitions, etc.) for Directorates and schools.

Supporting the delivery of savings and efficiencies (both cashable and non-cashable). Ensuring that all contracts awarded are recorded on the Contract Register and that a digital version of the contract is stored electronically

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the delivery of Procurement Operations for Directorates.
  • Understand the departmental and corporate procurement team KPI’s, service level objectives, managing own performance, supporting continuous improvement of the service, and delivering and monitoring customer satisfaction.
  • Understand the procurement strategy and ensure contracts are procured and delivered within available resources, and within the timescales.
  • Work with the Head of Procurement and Procurement Business Partner to advise on the most appropriate procurement strategy for specific contracts and the development of appropriate contract documentation.
  • To understand national procurement frameworks and consider their suitability to deliver best value.
  • Support the Procurement Champions network or similar forum.
  • Develop own professional skills, practice continuous professional development.
  • Ensure compliance with local, Council and national procurement regulations and directives (as relevant), providing training and support to other Council Officers.
  • Support the management and maintenance of the Council’s suite of procurement templates so that they remain current.
  • Use of the Council’s e-procurement system to deliver procurement activity. Support other Council Officers to use the system.
  • Support the work of the Council to increase spend with Small, Micro and Medium enterprises particularly those in the Dudley area.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all procurement activity especially with confidential and contentious reports concerning employees, potential and actual suppliers and contractors to the Council.
  • Support the delivery and monitoring of Social Value.
  • Ensure that appropriate governance workflows are complied with.
  • Support the Councils approach to Contract Management.
  • To undertake Reviews following contract award to inform future procurement, performance management statistics, monitoring compliance, assessing value for money and project outcomes achieved.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


*** Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Full UK driving licence is required for this role.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Dudley 1009823
Procurement Category Manager - Digital & Commercial Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Procurement Category Manager - Digital & Commercial Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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