Category Specialist

        Part A – Job Role 

Client Name: 

Exceeding 

Job Role / Title: 

Category Specialist  

Job Reference: 

 

Role Location: 

Hybrid/Northamptonshire, NN9 

Salary: 

Up to £65K depending on experience, additional benefits can be negotiated with company upon offer 

Website: 

https://www.exceeding.co.uk/  

 

Role Advert / Introduction: 

 Value Match are supporting a private sector procurement consultancy who are looking for a Category Specialist  to join their growing team. This is a permanent hybrid role with up a salary of up to £65,000 on offer. The role will be a mixture of remote and office based (Northampton), but the need for being in Northampton is minimal.  

Candidates must have experience of setting up complex public sector frameworks, single and two-stage design & build tenders, and have a good working understanding of construction contract forms (JCT & NEC). 

Experience required: 

  • In-depth knowledge of procurement, construction, M&E, FM and commercial profiling  

  • Ideally experience working within a local authority, housing association, or university procurement function 

  • Prior involvement in development of internal frameworks.  

  • Good working knowledge of JCT and NEC contract forms.  

  • Excellent relationship building and client/stakeholder management skills.   

  • MCIPS 

  • Project and Programme Management Professional Qualifications (e.g. Agile, Prince2 or equivalent) 

 

 

 

  Key Tasks & Deliverables: 

  • Oversee, quality assure and deliver complex procurement advice and processes (legal process, scoping, briefing, tendering, selection, evaluation, contract negotiation and management of suppliers) across the construction, estates and FM category. 

  • Leading a team in the delivery of Construction and FM advice and procurement project delivery to customers. 

  • Develop contracting and negotiating strategies with key stakeholders. 

  • Autonomously manage construction and FM related procurement projects from end to end supported by the relevant legal procurement rules and regulations and oversee delivery by more junior members of the team. 

  • Provide clear and professional advice around procurement and contracting. 

  • Developing contract documentation where required. 

  • Developing effective evaluation methodologies which deliver against client objectives. 

  • Identifying business opportunities through client and supplier relationships and highlighting to sales. 

 

  Experience Required: 

  • In-depth knowledge of procurement, construction, M&E and commercial profiling  

  • Experienced in contractor market engagement activities  

  • Ideally experience working within a local authority, housing association, or university procurement function 

  • Strong and recent knowledge across the construction and facilities management procurement category. 

  • Experience of dealing with outsourcing agreements and having managed these relationships from a commercial and contractual perspective. 

  • Knowledge of routes to market available to Public Sector and benefits/drawbacks. 

  • Prior involvement in development of internal frameworks.  

  • Experience in single and two-stage design & build tenders. 

  • Good working knowledge of JCT and NEC contract forms.  

  • Advanced IT literacy skills and an experienced user of supply chain tools (such as Ariba/Jaggear/Bravo/Atamis/Coupa) 

  • Experience of creating and developing meaningful procurement solutions for clients/stakeholders. 

  • Excellent relationship building and client/stakeholder management skills.   

  • Proactive and able to manage a wide variety of stakeholders simultaneously. 

  • Ability to develop and maintain rhythm and cadence to meet challenging program timelines 

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Desirable Skills & Experience 

  • Holder of MCIPS accreditation 

  • Project and Programme Management Professional Qualifications (e.g. Agile, Prince2 or equivalent) 

 

 

 

 

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Permanent
13 May 2024
Category Management
Category Specialist
£60-65k

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