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Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, DD1 1NF
£23,421 - £43,254 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Based in Dundee House, you will work full time, 37 hours per week.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy please contact Karen Lawson, 01382 433860 or email


You will have a relevant qualification (per the Career Grade Structure attached to the job description).


The Council has adopted a Category Management approach to procurement to ensure that its supplies, services and works are procured in a risk aware, cost effective and efficient manner. You will play a critical role within Corporate Procurement and are crucial to the success of this approach by contributing to the strategic delivery of the service and taking responsibility for a range of commodities.

You are responsible for developing and leading a category sourcing programme managing strategic relationships with suppliers and markets, delivering cost savings to the council, providing expert guidance, developing relationships that promote collaboration and the sharing of services.

You should monitor contract key performance indicators and suggest corrective action to strive for a situation where they are met.

You will be responsible for managing and developing Procurement Assistants and, along with the Corporate Procurement Manager, will be responsible for achieving the annual procurement cashable or non cashable savings targets set by the Council.

The post supports the Corporate Procurement Manager by leading the activities of category management responsible for developing, delivering and managing contracts within a specific category portfolio. You shall be responsible for the ownership and management of all aspects of the tender procedure, including managing PQQ and tender documentation and process in line with approved process and in line with best practise through to contract award.

The Individual

You will have a career portfolio indicating an appreciation of the importance of continuous improvement, evidence of positive customer relations, experience of working with a range of clients, including some experience of working with senior managers, and a solid understanding of all applicable Scottish, UK and Public sector procurement legislation, together with an appreciation of the Council’s Standing Orders and their application.

Proven negotiation skills and contract management experience to achieve significant savings, strong presentation skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to produce and constructively present accurate and complex reports and act as an internal and external ambassador for Corporate Procurement are also essential.

You will be able to plan, lead and implement change innovation to drive procurement best practise, be flexible and able to respond to urgent requests, simultaneous demands or shifting priorities. You will also have good IT Skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office Applications.

The ability to prioritise own workload and deliver projects and tasks within tight timescales, strong team working skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships working across Service and organisational boundaries and ethical working practices are also required.

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