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Category Manager

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Category Manager – Cambridgeshire – Until March 2018 – Up to £375pd Ltd

IR35 Status – Out of scope

Excellent opportunity for a Category Manager to join a large government organisation based in Cambridgeshire and provide exceptional best practice commercial skills to help the function deliver value for money.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • MCIPS qualification or equivalent experience
  • Recent public sector procurement experience
  • Strong category management experience
  • Excellent experience of delivering strategic procurement plans, ensuring value for money
  • Vast experience of both internal and external stakeholder management
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and manage a busy workload

The role:

  • Supporting the Category Lead and Senior Management Team in commercial leadership across the organisation through key initiatives ensuring best practice and delivery of savings
  • Provide day to day commercial advice to customers on procurement issues and governance, helping to determine appropriate procurement strategies, which manage risk, exploit commercial opportunities and maximise value for money over the whole life of the contract
  • Provide specialist advice to customers on procurement issues and Governance, Intellectual Property Rights, single tenders, European Procurement and contract management;
  • Manage relationships with internal and external category stakeholders and wider government
  • Lead the commercial and contractual interaction with suppliers, including supply chain early market support, including engagement with key markets and suppliers, particularly in relation to EU Exit where there may be competition, issues with capacity and skills within the market
  • Support the development and implementation of the identified category strategies; development of savings opportunities and benchmarking of industry standards and practices to identify quick win opportunities
  • Prepare pre tender and tender documents in conjunction with customers and ensure that procurement timescales are adhered to

If you are interested in learning more then please apply without delay with an up to date CV as there is a deadline on this role. Ref: 807548

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