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Procurement Senior Category Manager (Education)
  • Employer: London Borough of Hackney
  • Reference: LBH/23/225183
  • Published: Fri 13/01/2023, 16:03 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £60,105 - £61,206
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hackney

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Procurement Senior Category Manager (Education)


Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities. 

We are looking for someone with extensive senior procurement experience to join our team. You will provide organisational leadership in all areas of the contracting life cycle including requirements analysis, compiling of specification, governance, tendering and supplier relations. You will help us to ensure we can continue to provide excellent services that offer value for money.

As Senior Procurement Category Manager (Hackney Education), you will be managing a large portfolio within the Education Service. You will lead on complex procurements', making sure they are conducted in line with our service priorities and regulatory requirements.

This role involves working closely with the Hackney Education Finance Team and Schools and Children Centres as well as the Procurement Category Lead for Social Care. You will be responsible for managing public money effectively and ensuring value for money. A significant part of this role will be to lead and/or contribute to Hackney Education service development and transformation over the next few years.

You will provide organisational leadership and advice to support effective practice in all areas of procurement and commissioning so you must have a successful track record of working in procurement at a senior level.

You must be able to build fruitful working relationships with diverse stakeholders. You will be required to negotiate with external suppliers as well as customers based within the Council. To thrive in this role, you will need a well-developed ability to exercise judgement and discretion.

You must have solid IT skills including Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets.

You must have an in-depth knowledge of contract management and regulations with a solid understanding of Public Contract Regulations 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.

About Us:

Closing date for applications: 29 January 2023

Interviews to be held: 15 February 2023

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.

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.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available:

Expiration Date: 29/01/2023

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