Procurement Category Leads x2, Open to flexible working
Hackney Council is looking for exceptional candidates with extensive procurement experience and knowledge to join its well established and dynamic procurement category management team as Procurement Category Leads.
Hackney have continued to set the pace in delivering value for money outcomes for its residents not only from the services that we delivered directly but through our contracted services by ensuring that our suppliers buy into our ethos on Sustainable Procurement and that they work with us to deliver wider community benefits in spite of major financial challenges facing the Public Sector.
Hackney Procurement Service takes pride in supporting the Council to build on its past achievements in service delivery and to continue to provide excellent services for the people who rely on them. The Procurement Category Lead plays a major role in the delivery of departmental service objectives
To succeed in this role, you must be able to build fruitful working relationships with diverse stakeholders both within the organisation and externally. We will need you to negotiate and deal with external suppliers both as part of the tendering process and in ongoing management of contractual issues. You will also need well developed judgement and discretion to deal with current and emerging issues.
Procurement Category Lead - Corporate Services
As Category Lead - Corporate Services, you will be managing a programme of procurement projects which cut across the spectrum of the requirements we procure to run the Council and ensure that we are operationally efficient. You will be required to provide high level specialist procurement advice to managers and co-ordinate procurement activities not limited to a specific department or directorate but across areas where our corporate services contracts reside, making sure that service departments achieves best value from all their contracts and in the management of allocated contracts.
You will also take the lead and be responsible for managing portfolio of procurement projects for ICT, Facilities management, Energy Supplies, Vehicle Fleet supplies and support services, Financial services, Communications, and Human Resources. You will be leading on our most complex procurements for this category, making sure they are conducted in line with the regulatory requirements, our policies and service priorities.
Procurement Category Lead - Construction & Environmental Services
As Category Lead for Construction and Environment, you will be managing a programme of major construction related procurement projects which are not only within our Housing and Regeneration divisions (major spend areas) but across other areas where construction activities are taking place. You will be required to provide high level specialist procurement advice to managers and co-ordinate procurement activities across the construction and environment, making sure that service departments achieves best value from all their contracts and in the management of allocated contracts.
You will also take the lead and be responsible for managing portfolio of procurement projects for Highways, Parks and Ground maintenance and other environment construction works contracts. You will be leading on our most complex procurements for this category, making sure they are conducted in line with the regulatory requirements, our policies and service priorities.
Our ideal candidates for these roles must have strong procurement experience and knowledge of the category they are applying for, with sound technical expertise of best practice within the relevant industries. We need someone with an in-depth knowledge of contract regulations and a solid understanding of OJEU processes. There is a lot of work to be done, so you will need to be an experienced project planner with an eye for detail
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now.
Please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification for more information.
It is essential that you attach your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 3 sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.
Closing Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019 (22:59 hrs)
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.