Procurement Category Lead-2
Together Scottish Water are Trusted to Serve Scotland.
It’s not every job where you make a difference for the people of Scotland. But it’s what’s behind every job here.
Scottish Water work keeps Scotland’s water flowing, from reservoir to tap – and from sewer to treatment plant.
Do your bit by using effective supply chain management to achieve Scottish Water big strategic aims – right here at Scottish Water CIPS Platinum accredited procurement ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Stepps.
You will have the opportunity to move around within the team and learn about different categories over time. Scottish Water believe that it benefits the individual and the business to have people that are knowledgeable in several areas, it keeps things interesting for you and provides the team with greater flexibility.
What you’ll do
You will be leading end to end procurement activity of strategic, high value goods and services within the framework of EU Procurement Regulations for Utilities. This will include providing support, advice and guidance to stakeholders and lead on all aspects of the procurement lifecycle, including market and supplier analysis, options appraisal, tender process, evaluation and data analysis.
You will negotiate with suppliers to deliver cost savings and other benefits in support of Procurement and Supply Chain's business plan targets.
You will prepare a range of reports to facilitate decisions taken by senior stakeholders on procurements and strategies.
You will take control of effective Integrated Supply Chain Management in order to build and maintain a cohesive and effective supply chain that is not only fully integrated with Scottish Water and its partners, but delivers and exceeds the targeted value and efficiency in support of the business plan and Financial Outperformance Plan.
You will manage and optimise business to business relationships (internally & within the supply chain).
You will identify and manage of risk and opportunities within your categories.
Ensure Process Management through diligent and effective use of existing processes, systems, and governance; ensuring audit and legal requirements are met.
You will make sure audit and legal requirements are met through Process Management, ensuring diligent and effective use of existing processes, systems, and governance.
Drive compliance to SW frameworks and supply chain management processes through analysis and interpretation of data, guidance and education for specific users.
Seek and facilitate opportunities to drive and deliver further value for SW through its supply chain.
What you’ll bring
You will have a proven track record in the delivery of complex procurement projects and understanding of the full end-to-end strategic procurement process, including strategy development, tendering, supply chain management and negotiation with clear knowledge of public procurement and EU procurement legislation.
You will possess strong analytical skills with the ability to draw out key messages and findings to make recommendations and / or support decisions at senior levels;
You will be able to demonstrate your ability to effectively influence stakeholders and suppliers at all levels.
You will have a proactive, ‘can-do’ approach and energy - this is essential to ensure delivery at pace and to a high quality.
Be able to demonstrate problem solving abilities; active listening skills and effective, tailored engagement approaches.
Be professionally MCIPS qualified or working towards this.
Looking out for you
Do you hold a CIPS qualification? Or are you working towards MCIPS status? Scottish Water are passionate about professional development and will pay for you to study and sit exams, and will also pay the cost of your annual membership. Although this job is flexible, Scottish Water bring Scottish Water Procurement team together every Wednesday and on alternating Mondays in Stepps.
The Procurement Team in Scottish Water is envied for its promotional opportunities. Scottish Water have an ethos of developing Scottish Water enthusiastic and talented people and creating the right opportunities for them to grow and progress through the organisational structure right through to management level in some cases.
The salary range for this position is £45,873 - £58,418 depending on experience.
While the work Scottish Water do is important, Scottish Water know it’s not the only thing that matters. That’s why Scottish Water make sure you have everything you need to find a good work-life balance.
You’ll get plenty of time to recharge with 38 days of holiday every year (including public holidays). And you can even buy five more if you need a little extra time. You can also take time off to volunteer in your community.
When it comes to major life events Scottish Water have family-friendly policies around adoption, maternity, and parental leave. And for the everyday? Scottish Water embrace flexible working.
For your future, there’s Scottish Water pension (the ‘know-what-you’ll-getwhen-you-retire’ kind), and life assurance. As for some nice extras? You can expect an annual company bonus. Not to mention access to SW Splash – handy rewards that can save you money on holidays, bills, and shopping.
The closing date for applications is: 30th of May 2023
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