Category Manager - Social Care

Category Manager for Social Care for up to 12 months.


Hays are delighted to be working as an exclusive recruitment partner with Scotland Excel. We are currently recruiting for a Category Manager for Social Care for up to 12 months - maternity cover.

Your new company
Scotland Excel is a multi-award winning, non-profit making organisation, delivering innovative procurement solutions for the public sector. Since 2008, Scotland Excel have helped to raise the profile of procurement by championing its potential to shape markets, support policy priorities and, ultimately, ensure the sustainable delivery of services that every community needs.

In 2018, Scotland Excel published their new strategic plan, detailing their vision for the next five years. The plan sets out an ambitious agenda to further grow their organisation, supporting local authorities and other public sector organisations as they face increasing financial pressures and rising demand for services.

Their contract portfolio worth £1 billion covers a wide range of areas including social care, construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate, education and ICT. As a Centre of Procurement Expertise, Scotland Excel also delivers learning and development, change management and consultancy services.

Your new role
As a Category Manager for Social Care you will manage a team of 4 procurement professionals and work closely with the team to take them forward in their development. You will lead this team on their strategic sourcing activities for the social care category spend with the aim to improve quality and service levels.

You will have overall responsibility for the commercial management of all social care goods and services and implement best procurement practice. You will also work closely with stakeholders on the development of procurement/commissioning strategies and implementation plans as well as effectively manage a portfolio of high value / high risk social care contracts.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this position you must have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. You will have an understanding of the procurement/commissioning procurement process. Experience in public sector procurement and social care would be beneficial for this role.

What you'll get in return
As well as a competitive salary, you will have access to all the benefits of working for a public sector organisation including a defined benefits pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, flexible working and a range of other initiatives which reflects their commitment to creating a positive work-life balance for all their employees.

What you need to do now
For more details on this position or to get a copy of the job profile or person specification please apply today, or contact Lynsey Taylor on 0141 212 3669.

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