Category Manager – Place

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 08/06/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £53,500 - £56,700 per annum


Waltham Forest is one of the greenest and fastest growing areas in the Capital, Council of the Year 2019 and also London’s first Borough of Culture. With fantastic connectivity, huge investment potential and limitless ambition Waltham Forest is a great place to live and work.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated procurement category manager with extensive experience of indirect services including Soft and Hard FM, Engineering Services and Highway maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop appropriate strategies for services within the portfolio
  • Management and monitoring of contracts and supplier performance to ensure value and quality of delivery
  • Provide innovative procurement solutions to deliver high profile projects on time and on budget as part of multiple project delivery teams
  • Work closely with Growth, Housing, Property, Legal and Finance across two Councils.
  • Lead in identifying and delivering multi-million pound savings efficiencies that meet Council priority needs as well as implementing procurement best practices.

Ø    Be present across the two Councils that they currently support: at Walthamstow (for London Borough of Waltham Forest) and Ilford (for London Borough of Redbridge).

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in range of indirect procurement areas including hard and soft FM, engineering services and highways maintenance
  • Experience of developing and successfully delivering sourcing solutions, realising strategic objectives
  • Delivering projects to time and budget
  • Leading cross functional project tams
  • Experience of construction related procurement projects in a public sector environment

Indicative Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Full MCIPS or equivalent in strategic sourcing
  • Project Management experience
  • An ability to work with Senior Managers and Councillors

Closing date for applications: 9am Wednesday 17th June 2020

Please send CV and supporting statement (max 1 page) to

For further information and for a confidential discussion, please contact me on 0203 0319639.

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London, SW1Y 6RJ

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