Head of Category(Procurement)

  • Full Time
  • London

Website London Fire Brigade

The Head of Category – ICT is a key member of the Procurement and Commercial Management team, reporting into the Head of Commercial – Corporate. The role is responsible for leading the ICT Category team in procurement and commercial contract management activity that maximises value for money and minimises risk.

This includes creating and developing multi-year category plans in pursuit of the team’s transformation plan and ensuing that these are delivered by the team. Resource management will be a key aspect of the role to ensure the right capacity and capability of up to five procurement professionals and specialists to meet the demands of the category in a fast faced market and internal environment with conflicting priorities. Experience of proactive stakeholder management to foster timely decision making based on procurement data and MI analysis, and actioning and resolving risks and issues to meet the function’s performance targets is key.

Applicants should have a high working knowledge of procurement legislation, be commercially astute with the capability to demonstrate compliant, value adding procurement, contract management and category management activities. They will be proactive, self-sufficient and resilient individuals who can manage the category team capacity to maximise efficiencies against objectives through robust prioritisation.

They will also have experience of leading teams and inspiring others to be resilient in the face of busy project demands and changing priorities.

We are looking for someone with hands-on and leadership experience in this field. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in order to manage multiple stakeholders, ensuring resources are commercially focused on delivering proportionate, sustainable, and innovative commercial solutions that effectively manage commercial risks are essential. They will have a working knowledge of common procurement tools and databases (including ERP tools, Microsoft 365 applications and SharePoint sites)

Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description. If you are unable to see the job description please visit our jobs pages at https://jobs.london-fire.gov.uk/alljobs/ to access the full advert.

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