Head of Category
- Reference: ONES/17/32418
- Published on: Mon 24/04/2017 11:00 AM
- Closing on: Mon 22/05/2017 12:00 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
- Salary: £48,825-£59,664 pa
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Newham and Havering Councils
OneSource has already made great strides in enabling Newham and Havering to make greater efficiencies in procurement and is positioned to grow further.
In this influential role you’ll take a strategic lead across a diverse range of contracts relating to children’s services, adult services, public health, IT and corporate contracts, working with clients in different locations across both boroughs.
You’ll take an innovative and strategic approach to ensure that the procurement and management of these contracts achieves best value.
Key to your success will be your ability to drive service improvement, modernise working practices and embed a more commercial approach. This will include identifying opportunities to reduce cost, enhance contract performance and generate income.
Through clear and supportive leadership, you’ll guide and empower your team to work pro-actively with key stakeholders in raising the profile of the service so it is positioned to deliver better outcomes.
All the time you will place a high emphasis on excellent customer care and collaborative working – ensuring the procurement service is recognised as a key oneSource partner and is able to fully maximise its contribution.
Ideally you will be CIPS qualified, or be willing to work towards this and have experience in the procurement of a similar range of contracts, together with a sound knowledge of relevant legislation and knowledge, or experience, of a category management approach.
You’ll be adept in working with other stakeholders and ensuring a high level of customer care.
Furthermore, you will be an innovative and commercially minded manager with a demonstrable track record of success in change management and driving service improvement.
OneSource provides shared back office support services for local government and other public services – helping to make savings and work more efficiently. Sharing services through oneSource has already enabled significant savings in back office costs by cutting management costs, reducing duplication and making efficiency gains by re-engineering processes.
Working as part of oneSource you will have an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and career within an ambitious and progressive service. You will also benefit from a supportive working environment, family friendly policies including flexi time and agile working, as well as a range of other staff benefits including generous leave entitlement and Local Government Pension Scheme.
For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait our retained consultants at Jobsgopublic on 020 7427 8255, or email .
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against just a couple of specific questions. You are also welcome to attach your CV, if you have one to further support your application.