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Category Lead


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£45786 - £49306 per annum


19th March 2024

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Advance Your Career with ASA with an Interim Category Lead Opportunity in the Public Sector!

Are you passionate about contract work opportunities?

ASA is currently seeking an experienced Interim Category Lead to join a public sector client providing coverage for a maternity leave period. This exciting hybrid role offers an immediate start date.

Assignment Description:

As the Interim Category Lead, you will be responsible for overseeing strategic sourcing initiatives for a designated spend category, aiming to achieve savings and enhance service levels in alignment with company goals and regulations. Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to assess service needs and develop sourcing solutions, supported by a team of procurement specialists.
  • Managing the 2023/24 work plan and developing the 2024/25 program, with a focus on projects such as the New Mobilising System (NMS).
  • Working closely with the Project Manager, project team, and external experts to ensure project success.

Essential Skills:

  • MCIPS and degree qualified.
  • Minimum 5 years’ senior procurement experience with expertise in public procurement legislation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with influential abilities.
  • Proven capacity to cultivate effective relationships internally and externally.
  • Experience collaborating with senior stakeholders.
  • Proficient in analysis, problem-solving, and team leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritise, and organise workload effectively in a dynamic environment.

Place of Work/Working Hours:

  • Flexible – The majority of the Procurement Team continue to be home-based with travel to the office location as required.
  • Mon-Thurs: 8:45 – 16:45
  • Fri: 8:45 – 15:30

Standard disclosure required.

If you’re interested in this exciting contract opportunity, apply today with your updated CV! Join ASA and make a meaningful impact in the public sector while advancing your career.

Don’t miss out on this chance to excel in a dynamic role with ASA. Apply now and seize the opportunity to showcase your skills as an Interim Category Lead!

ASA Recruitment is one of Scotland’s largest independent multi-sector recruitment agencies. We specialise in providing effective tailored solutions for permanent, contract and temporary employment requirements for our Clients and Candidates. We are members of the REC and are ISO certified.


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