Category Manager - Property & Assets

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Job Type - Jobs in Business Support

Contract Type - Full Time, Permanent

Location - Bath Row, Birmingham, B15 1LZ

Salary - circa 45,000 per annum

Hours - 35 hour per week

We’re seeking an experienced Procurement professional capable of business partnering with our Assets Team to support all asset related procurement activities of the Midlands’ leading housing association.

We’re in a unique position of responsibility in that our Properties and Assets are much more than just buildings – they’re homes on which people rely and in which lives play out from childhood to retirement. Our Category Manager: Property and Assets will play an important role in securing the ongoing affordability and quality of our 33,000 homes by ensuring that the highest quality goods, works and services are purchased on behalf of the tenants at the best prices.

You’ll be primarily tasked with proactively business partnering with the Property & Assets Team to refresh associated contract renewals – providing the driving force behind the procurement of all Asset & Property related contracts, ensuring value for money and compliance with relevant regulation. Excitingly, you will ensure that specification development captures the very latest market innovations by delivering specifically targeted market engagement exercises. This value adding role will also be a strategic interface with the Assets Team to ensure that both a strategic and technical input is provided to procurement of all goods, services and works.

Our ideal candidate? This is a career enhancing opportunity for an experienced CIPS qualified procurement professional, with a background of procurement in line with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This will be coupled with a proven experience of working within an Assets or Estates portfolio, through which you’ll have developed technical knowledge of relevant component specifications. Importantly, you’ll be genuinely excited by the opportunity to enhance Midland Heart’s profile presence as a buyer and engaging key stakeholders in future procurement planning.

Who are Midland Heart? We’re a large and ambitious housing organisation providing more people an affordable place to call home. We welcome people from every walk of life, at every stage of their career. We expect a lot from our people but in return you can be assured of a great place to work, where you will be well rewarded and where great people are able to succeed. Whether you want to build your career with us, or use your experience to move on, we’re here to develop your potential.

What’s on offer? Based at our Bath Row office in the centre of Birmingham, this role is offered on a permanent basis with a salary of circa £45,000 per annum. As well as a competitive salary and generous leave entitlement, you'll benefit from our CIPD award winning reward initiative, including a range of voluntary and salary sacrifice benefits and generous pension arrangements. You’ll also have opportunity to take advantage of working arrangements that allow you flexible and smarter working arrangements.

Interested? To apply please register on our candidate portal and submit a comprehensive CV setting out your career history with a cover letter of no more than 2 pages which clearly explains how you think you meet the requirements  of this role and which demonstrates your career achievements.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st January 2019.

Recruitment Agencies please note that we do not accept speculative CVs and should one be submitted, we will assume the candidate is our own.