Temporary Category Manager – Finance

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Temporary Category Manager – Finance
Contract / Temporary

Wrexham RQ600135

Posted: 7th June 2022 13:53
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.82 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    22 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for approximately 1 month with potential to extend

  • Wrexham,

    LL11 1AR

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Temporary Category Manager - Finance

Reference no: Wrexham RQ600135

An experienced Category Manager is required to provide support to the Social Care Department.

To assist procurement activity by driving forward innovative procurement strategies and best practice. This will include implementing and delivering increased improvement and efficiency from the Authority’s buying activities.

Reporting to the Procurement Officer, the Category Manager will develop value for money outcomes by delivering and advising on a portfolio of category contracts and frameworks.

In addition, the individual will support the implementation of a number of cross cutting procurement initiatives, including the roll out of P2P, the adoption of e sourcing, plus, the embedding of best practice recommendations resulting from local sourcing considerations, the regional collaborative agenda and from the drive to increase procurement capability and efficiency.

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  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. ***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.
  5. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplying: CIPS membership (or working towards)
  6. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation
  7. Experience in all aspects of the Public procurement/tendering process including produces and determines contract specifications
  8. Experience in developing and managing procurement and contracts for services
  9. Experience of co-designing contract specifications with clients
  10. Good working knowledge of HR, Finance, Procurement, IT, Information Governance and Facilities polices and processes and sources of information used in updating and developing such polices
  11. Provision of professional procurement advice, challenge and expertise to internal stakeholders and suppliers 

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
  3. An understanding of the different roles of health, social care, and voluntary sector
  4. Basic knowledge of systemic practice and its application in the Children’s Social Care arena.
  5. Knowledge of all aspects of contract management and control


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Temporary Category Manager – Finance
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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