Category Manager - Property Services

Posted 5 days ago by Metropolitan Thames Valley

About Us

Are you looking for a job that gives something back? Do you yearn for a role that contributes towards our vision that everyone should have a home and the chance to live well? Do you have strong commercial skills with a desire to collaborate to make a positive difference? If so, come and join one of the UK`s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We employ over 1900 people to manage and develop our large portfolio of nearly 56,000 homes serving over 75,000 customers across London, the East Midlands, Southern and the East of England.

We dare you to join us!

This role

As Category Manager for our Property Service Directorate, you will bring to us relevant industry experience and a strong procurement background. In the role your main responsibilities will be to develop and lead the strategic sourcing & purchasing programmes across a large range of projects which will bring great benefits to our customers covering our planned & reactive repairs business. We have over 50,000 properties which require ongoing planned & reactive maintenance and we need to ensure we have the most appropriate contracts in place to service the needs of our customers and maintain our buildings and homes. In addition to developing the commercial category strategy for your area, you will take the commercial lead and contribute significantly to the delivery of all procurement projects within your remit.

What you'll need to succeed

You will already be a senior commercial procurement professional and have demonstrable experience, understanding & application of strategic sourcing methodologies & category management techniques.

At MTVH, you will manage a defined category of spend within the business areas of Development, IT/Telecoms or Asset Management and so you will need significant & advanced procurement knowledge comprising: advanced negotiation skills, knowledge of strategic sourcing methodologies & supply chain theory, persuading, influencing & interpersonal skills, contract law & dispute resolution, statistical & data analysis skills, knowledge of the external market, finance & leasing knowledge, business development & marketing and business accounting.

You will manage a wide range of projects and you will need to showcase strong examples of previous project management involving multiple stakeholders from many disciplines both internally & externally. You will be comfortable with all EC Procurement Directives and have examples of implementing processes & procedures and making decisions relating to European Law. Additionally, you will have examples showcasing application of all relevant UK legislation, eg TUPE, Competition Act, Race Relations, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, or equivalents. You should also be able to demonstrate application of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Code of Ethics.

We also expect the qualifications/technical competencies (or equivalents) as specified below:

  • Masters or degree level qualification (or equivalent)
  • Significant experience & Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or appropriate professional institute or relevant experience.
  • Proficient in the use of e-commerce tools, E-tendering, E-auctions.

What you'll get in return

You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment where you can benefit from our comprehensive in-house training to continue developing your skills. We offer excellent benefits, including:

  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays and an additional Belief Day, with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days leave
  • Healthcare cashplan
  • Matched contribution pension scheme (up to 9%)
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Salary sacrifice schemes and season ticket loans
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Plus lots of voluntary benefits including cash back and discounts from high street names

Our promise

All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Reference: 40420284

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