Cedar has partnered with a forward thinking and high profile central government organisation to support them in expanding and redefining their procurement team. We are looking for an outgoing, high energy, Procurement/Category Manager to manage indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, software & hardware, estates and corporate services and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have excellent relationship building skills, you will be required to proactively engage with stakeholders within the business to raise the profile of procurement and support the organisation as a whole. This role requires recent experience of managing multiple contracts within the Public Sector and strong commercial acumen, you will manage a range of supplier agreements across all areas of spend and ensure the service levels are met. This role requires the capability to not only devise a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This position will be part of a relatively small team but a key role in the organisation therefore, you will require the ability to work autonomously, be self-sufficient but be a collaborative team player within your peer group.
Key areas -
·Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven
·Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, hardware, software, utilities)
·Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector
Personable with a proactive attitude
·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU)
·Effective stakeholder management
·Ability to communicate at all levels
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