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14th July 2021

Job vacancies (Gateshead Council): Category Lead & Corporate Procurement Officer

Gateshead Council is seeking a Category Lead and a Corporate Procurement Officer to join their team.

Category Lead

  • 2 x positions
  • Permanent role
  • Full time, 37 hours
  • Salary: £40,876 - £43,857

The Council are re-structuring our Corporate Commissioning and Procurement service and have vacancies for Category Leads.

They are looking for an experienced individual who can motivate both the team reporting to them, and officers from a wide range of services, to secure maximum value from the Gateshead £.

The Category Lead will develop expertise within a category area to understand markets and seek new opportunities. The Category Lead will undertake a comprehensive analysis of Council spend, develop outcomes, oversee the delivery of a category workplan and ensure that all intended outcomes are delivered and the appropriate procurement processes are undertaken to achieve targeted savings and policy outcomes.

Corporate Procuremnt Officer

  • 1 x position
  • Permanent role
  • Full time, 37 hours
  • Salary: £34,728 - £37,890

Reporting to a Category Lead, you will assist in the arranging of contracts, ensuring that they deliver value for money, achieve savings targets and policy outcomes.

You are required to have previous experience in a procurement and tendering role and knowledge of procurement and tendering processes which are compliant with procurement legislation.

The successful candidate will have the ability to develop effective relationship management with a range of internal & external stakeholders, target setting and achievement of outcomes.

With excellent oral, written and presentation skills you will have experience of producing a range of documentation including writing specifications, tender evaluation criteria reports, spreadsheets, and presentations for a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

You will also be ICT literate and hold (or be working towards) CIPS level 4 Diploma (or above) in Procurement and Supply for the Procurement Officer post and CIPS level 6 for the Category Lead post.

Visit the Gateshead Council website to find out more and apply.