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    4 Jun 2024

Category Manager

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London. These are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park, and Bushy Park. We also manage other important public spaces, including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other iconic green spaces are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

We are now looking for a Category Manager for Estates, Works and Hard Facilities Management

The Procurement Category Managers at Royal Parks are instrumental in enhancing the central procurement function. As part of our Corporate Strategy, we want to secure our financial future and diversify into new areas, and so we need someone who can break the mould and make a difference to our services.

The Estates, Works and Hard FM Category is a busy and diverse Category and one that is critical in the Royal Parks Procurement team.

In this role you will
  • Be responsible for developing and implementing pre and post end-to-end procurement strategies.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and work with the deputy head to optimise procurement processes to drive efficiency.
  • Manage stakeholder and supplier relationships to ensure effective supplier performance and risk mitigation.
  • Stay updated with market trends and best practices to inform operational and strategic decision-making.
  • Negotiate/vary contracts and manage supplier relationships to secure favourable terms and conditions.
  • Monitor and assess supplier performance to ensure adherence to contractual obligations and service level agreements.

This is an exciting new opportunity with a chance to make a difference to TRP as there will be a chance to get involved with varied work, collaborate with different teams and ensure compliance across TRP.
To be considered as Procurement Category Manager, you will need:
  • Relevant Category experience within Estates, Works and Hard Facilities Management
  • Experience of applying NEC suite of contracts for works and professional services.
  • Experience of understanding and applying the Procurement Regulations for above and below threshold procurement activity, including selection questionnaires.
  • CIPS qualification
  • Experience in procurement management.
  • Experience of pre and post procurement management life cycles, category management or business partnering roles
  • Ability to develop and implement procurement and contract management strategies.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • CCR 2016, PCR 2015 application, and working knowledge of contracts and finalising contracts.
  • Strong leadership skills

The Benefits
  • Salary of £60,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • 26 days' annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays, increasing to 29 days after 3 years’ service.
  • Pension scheme (3% employee contribution; up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Hybrid/agile working options
  • Private medical insurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Employee assistance programme and access to mental health first-aiders
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Offices in a beautiful location
  • Opportunity after period of service to enter into ballots for tickets to major events in the Parks.

For more information, please contact Linda Todd. - Linda Todd

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