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West Berkshire Council

Public Health Category Manager

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within a busy team delivering procurement and commissioning services at West Berkshire Council.

You will be leading on the category management of Public Health and Wellbeing Services in West Berkshire, working closely with Communities and Wellbeing colleagues to purchase quality, best value services across the whole range of public health, leisure and community programmes.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of three years’ experience of working in a procurement or commissioning role. You may also have some knowledge or background in public health or social care. You will have excellent negotiation skills and be able to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders across the district  to identify commercially sound proposals, and manage tender processes against a portfolio of contracts.

You will take a proactive approach to deliver a commercial approach to service delivery. All tendering activity will be compliant with The Public Contracts Regulations (2015) and the West Berkshire Council constitution.

A strong commitment to providing high quality services is an essential requirement of this role.

If you meet the above criteria, are organised and flexible with an innovative approach to your work we would welcome your application for this post.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.

Please contact Karen Felgate Service Manager Procurement, Commissioning and Quality on 01635 519586 for an informal chat about this role.

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