We are currently seeking two experienced and responsible Procurement Managers to join our well established but highly ambitious organisation. This is an exciting time to join Catalyst as we embark on an accelerated period of growth and change with a clear plan to push forward the Commercial arm of our business.
Catalyst is one of the leading housing associations in London and the South East, developing homes for both rent and outright sale, and acting as an agent for change within local communities. We are constantly adapting and evolving our services to meet a changing environment and the changing needs of our customers. At Catalyst we are fiercely proud of our mission to become the model 21st century provider of homes: applying social and commercial entrepreneurship to tackle social exclusion, and building innovative mixed-tenure communities. We will develop a supply chain that matches our ambition and plays a crucial role in the delivery of our strategic plans.
As Procurement Manager you will be required to take responsibility for a specific portfolio and drive supply chain improvement both internally and externally. You’ll be responsible for ensuring fully compliant procurement practices across statutory, regulatory and internal business requirements. You’ll build relationships both internally and externally to ensure that procurement makes a substantial contribution to the strategic objectives of the business, and you’ll implement category strategies providing the business users with an ‘easy to use, and easy to comply’ supply chain construct that delivers both quality and value add on an enduring basis.Participation in the continuous development of the procurement processes, tools and systems to deliver the needs of the business and implement step-change improvements will be a given.
You will have experience of developing and implementing best in class procurement across a range of direct and in direct categories and able to demonstrate significant influence and delivery of supply chain improvement across a number of sectors. You will be a qualified procurement specialist holding MCIPS or equivalent and comfortable working under pressure. You must have broad knowledge and experience achieved within both the private and public sector including OJEU. Experience operating in a customer facing role within a complex supply chain construct and a professional qualification in a relevant discipline is desirable.
We recognise that our success lies within our people so if you have the ambition, skills and experience we are looking for, you are inspired by our vision and you believe you can make a difference we’d love to hear from you.
The role is subject to a basic check.
If you have the relevant skills and experience for the role and would like to apply, please visit our careers page: www.chg.org.uk/careers.
Closing date: 28th February 2017