Operations Category Manager

Maidstone, Kent
£45,562 - £52,241
12 Mar 2018
25 Mar 2018
VR 282
Contract Type
Full Time

Operations Category Manager

Grade 9: £45,562 - £52,241 per annum, pro rata.
Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Tovil, Maidstone
Full Time – 37 hours per week
Ref: VR 282

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is seeking to recruit a Category Manager for the Operations Category to join their Procurement and Commercial Team.

The Procurement and Commercial function is currently undergoing a strategic move to category management delivery.  The post holder will therefore be a critical member of a motivated team, reporting directly to the Head of Procurement and Commercial. 

You must have strong experience in procurement, ideally in the category of operations, and be well versed in developing category strategies as well as delivering them in the form of strategic tenders, negotiation and supplier management.

You are also expected to design and deliver national strategies to maximise collaboration opportunities across the blue light sector under the National Fire Commercial Transformation Programme.

You will be a recognised subject matter expert for your category and contribute significantly to the overall performance of the Procurement and Commercial function through delivery of best value for the organisation and nationally.

You must be commercially astute with a proven track record of application of procurement processes, tools and techniques including EU Directives, tendering/re-tendering procurements and contract management, as demonstrated over a period of 4 years.
Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), or qualified to at least CIPS Level 4 and committing to working towards CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply by examination.

If you are interested in this role, please complete an online application form in line with the job description and personal specification by 23:59 on the 25th March 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 5 or 6 April 2018.

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