Contract Manager - Construction

Recruiter
Hays
Location
London
Salary
GBP300.00 - GBP350.00 per day +
Posted
08 Oct 2013
Closes
05 Nov 2013
Ref
2003707
Contact
Rima Begum
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Public Sector
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Category Manager - Construction, Professional Technical Services and FM
Location: London
Salary: c£350 per day LTD dependent upon experience
Duration: 6 Months +

An exciting procurement opportunity has arisen for an Interim Category Manager (Construction, Professional Technical Services and FM) to assist our client; a London based local authority. This job role is an interim post within our client's procurement team offering a daily rate of c£350 per day LTD. Our client will require a candidate with a combination of Construction, Professional Technical Services and FM procurement experience, within the public sector.

The Role:
Leading on the procurement of Construction, Professional Technical Services and Facilities Management.
Both lead, and provide advice, on procurement activity at all stages; including project preparation, investigation and planning, supplier qualification, the tender process, and contract award, as well as supporting post contract award activity.
Take a lead role within a service area; including taking a proactive approach to service spend; maintaining an overview of procurement activity within the area; recognise areas for improvement and lead on recommendations; champion best practice procurement and represent the team by providing high quality and professional support at all times.
Develop procurement, contract and spend strategies and improvement plans for a number of key service areas, taking a lead for a series of contracts, Identify, deliver and drive improvements in the contract procurement approach and practices of the team in order that the service offering is robust and of a high quality.
Support the development and implementation of contract management and performance monitoring for strategic, corporate and other projects and contracts, including supplier management and stakeholder compliance.
Undertake market, product, and supplier analysis, to establish a base of knowledge about existing and future requirements, and potential opportunities.

Person Specification:
Previous successes in public sector procurement of Construction, FM and Professional Technical Services (e.g. Building Works, Architectural Services, Lead Advisor's, Cost Consultants) in particular relation to a local government setting.
Experience of managing procurement projects from beginning to end.
Experience of e-procurement.
A demonstrable commitment to building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships.
Experience of delivering cost reduction and cashable savings through use of appropriate sourcing, contract management and supplier management tools and techniques.
CIPs or equivalent derived from experience.
Available at short notice.

To register your interest in this Interim Category Manager job based in London, please contact Rima Begum on 0207 259 8714.

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