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Interim Construction Category Manager

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorBuilding, Charities & Not For Profit, Construction, Healthcare & Education, Infrastructure, Local & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£400 to £500 per day
Town/CityCity of London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted13 June 2018

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1st Executive have been retained by a public sector body to recruit an interim Construction Category Manager to lead procurement for key regeneration and construction projects in Central London.

1. To act as Category Lead for the Construction and Regeneration related procurement activities covering the following areas:
  • Building and Civil construction projects to facilitate existing Civic and Residential property portfolio including major regeneration programmes
  • Major Refurbishment projects of existing Municipal properties and Residential Estates
  • Building planned and reactive maintenance contracts
  • Highway Maintenance and Construction services and works
  • Parks and Ground Maintenance
  • Service contracts to support the delivery of Leisure and Library services
  • Service and supplies contracts for the support of the Waste Management service

2. To be the Category expert with direct responsibility for the leadership and management of senior officers, project managers and contract managers and supporting a diverse range of services and providing expertise in the delivery of the Category's procurement programme.

3. Your expertise and leadership capability would be reflected in the achievement of the following outcomes:
  • Well-co-ordinated Category procurement plan that is implemented to achieve VFM for the Council
  • Contract tendering, negotiation and contract management carried out in compliance with legislation and regulations and Council policies.

4. To develop new and innovative contracting arrangements to address Service specific and specialist issues / requirements and to ensure business/service reviews follow corporate and service strategies and that effective option appraisals are carried out as part of the initiation of procurement projects.

5. To ensure customer needs and the standards they expect are fully specified for all services, and to establish performance indicators and measures against which procurement performance can be monitored, as well as acting as service area’s principal practitioner in controlling and reviewing procurement procedures on behalf of the Head of Procurement.

6. To be responsible for the management and direction of all procurement project managers from initiation through to implementation. Ensure the Category’s Procurement Programme is effectively delivered, being indirectly responsible for the management of the appropriate contract managers and provide an expert approval, review and control procurement gateway service for the Category within the corporate framework.

7. To provide direct professional support to the Head of Procurement for all Finance and Corporate Resources Directorate procurement functions and to lead the Category’s supply chain management.

8. To establish and monitor Category procurement project plans. The development, implementation and maintenance of contract, project and programme management processes

9. To provide leadership, guidance and support to ensure, as far as practicable, that all the Category’s contracts projects and programmes follow best procurement practice and comply with Contract Standing Orders, U.K. and European legislation and the Council’s gateway and approval procedures.

10. To review, develop and maintain procurement systems and programme management regimes to ensure that best practice is achieved in the preparation of tenders and contract documents for a wide range of provisions.

11. To lead in the development and implementation of an effective procurement regime that will enhance and support the continuous improvement in public service delivery, contributing to a wide range of service/business reviews. Identification of skills development and training needs for programme management, contract negotiations and contract monitoring and organise training and follow up activities to support this process.

12. To lead negotiations with key suppliers to ensure value for money without compromising quality and business continuity and to ensure the organisation gets value for money and minimises risk in buying and managing external contracts

13. To lead special investigations, contracts monitoring or procurement processes of a highly sensitive nature likely to cross organisational boundaries and involve both senior managers and external organisations.

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
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