Procurement Category Manager @ Procurement Category Management for Enterprise & Development Function. Developing and implementing sourcing strategies and Category plans. Responsible for Category Management of National Development Frameworks, covering over 60 suppliers. Leading on sourcing activity including OJEU, Framework mini-tender call-offs and traditional tenders, all via e-tendering portal. Apprentice Ambassador role. Line Management repsonsibility for Apprentice Administrator.
Procurement Category Manager @ Procurement Category Management for Enterprise & Development Function. Developing and implementing sourcing strategies and Category plans. Responsible for Category Management of National Development Frameworks, covering over 60 suppliers. Leading on sourcing activity including OJEU, Framework mini-tender call-offs and traditional tenders, all via e-tendering portal. Apprentice Ambassador role. Line Management repsonsibility for Apprentice Administrator. From April 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) Procurement Manager (Maternity Cover) @ Responsible for Category Management of major categories including Travel, Learning & Development, Health & Safety, Translation & Goods Suppliers (including Argos & Co-op). Lead on OJEU tender activity for IS tenders and Payment Services and appointment of suppliers from GPS Frameworks. Overall Procurement responsibility for Purchase 2 Pay system and support team. From November 2013 to March 2014 (5 months) Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomAssistant Procurement Manager @ Lead OJEU tender process for 3 Development Frameworks for Contractors, Consultants & Architects value c. £100m+
Managed Development Frameworks and mini-tender call-off nationally for all 9 Frameworks - implemented processes and procedures for electronic mini-tendering through e-portal
Facilitated supplier engagement events for Development Frameworks in North & South
Worked closely with all Development Teams to build relationships, attending team meetings and identifying areas for service improvement
Worked in conjunction with E&D to develop a suit of KPI’s for use with E&D Framework suppliers, developed bespoke Excel database from scratch for monitoring and recording KPI’s
Leadership Pathways Development Course – ILM level 3 in Leadership & Management – giving me an improved understanding of leadership and management principles, identifying my own style of leadership and how to apply this to the workplace
Line Management responsibilities for fellow Assistant Procurement Manager From July 2010 to October 2013 (3 years 4 months) Development Services Officer @ As part of Development Services Team, which is primarily responsible for ensuring that front line development staff have the appropriate systems, processes, training & support in place to successfully deliver Home’s Development Programme. Including comprehensive monitoring & reporting, budget management, HCA reporting and IMS management, policy & process development, and Sales Analyst role managing & developing national sales database and regular reporting. From May 2007 to July 2010 (3 years 3 months) Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomDevelopment Assistant @ Provided a support service to the Head of Development and Project Managers in the North East Development Team. Assigned to a number of schemes, including supported housing and rural projects, to support the Project Managers. The role also involved sales, in particularly Shared Ownership, co-ordinating the conveyencing process, liaising with solicitors, estate agents, developers and prospective buyers, managing and assessing applications, producing sales literature and producing a monthly marketing report for each scheme.
Lead on communications and marketing for the team, produce and review a quarterly communications plan, provide information for publications and press releases and provide support and advice for the rest of the team on PR, Marketing and Events.
Mandate for monitoring and reviewing the Development revenue budget From June 2005 to May 2007 (2 years) Durham, United KingdomReceptionist @ From October 2004 to May 2005 (8 months)
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services @ The University of Hull From 2001 to 2004 Durham Johnston Comprehensive From 1994 to 2001 Laura Roebuck is skilled in: Social Housing, Affordable Housing, Policy, Procurement, Project Coordination, OJEU, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Frameworks, Stakeholder Engagement, Supply Management, Governance, Strategy, Business Process Improvement, Negotiation, E-procurement, Project Delivery
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