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Organisation: LGSS   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £37,938 - £41,609   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: One Angel Square - Northampton   Reference: 18881

Closing date:

22 October 2019 at midday
LGSS is a large shared service public sector organisation comprising of employees of three partner authorities (Milton Keynes Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Cambridgeshire County Council). The Procurement team provides strategic advice and guidance to departments within LGSS as well as other external clients managing projects for procurement competitions.

Reporting to the Strategic Procurement Manager, we are looking for a Procurement Category Manager to join us, supporting the People Category based out Northamptonshire County Council Headquarters, 1 Angel Street , Northampton.

The People category covers spend areas such as Social Care, Children and Families, Education and Public Health.

The Candidate will be supporting any of the three partners and any LGSS customer organisations, although it is expected predominantly to be managing Northamptonshire-based Peoples activity.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have experience leading procurement projects and running procurements at EU threshold and above as well as representing Procurement for high profile projects for the partners. We are looking for a professional who has experience and knowledge to lead and represent the team for this category.

You must be a graduate level candidate and have good sound knowledge of public sector procurement.

Familiarity with Due North /Proactis or a similar e-tendering system would be beneficial.

Occasional travel to partner/customer councils and elsewhere will be required.

For an informal discussion you can contact Jeandre Hunter, Strategic Procurement Manager - 07912187308

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