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Category Manager

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Category Manager – Initially 12 Months – Up to £375pd Ltd – Yorkshire or London with regular travel

IR35 Status: Out of scope

Excellent opportunity for a Category Manager to join a large government organisation based in Yorkshire and provide commercial expertise to the department. The role will require travel between York and London and other locations if necessary.

The role will involve:

  • Supporting the Category Lead Manager and Senior Management Team in commercial leadership across the Network 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
  • Engage with EU Exit project teams which have requirements related to the category and establish their needs and provide support to develop pipelines and conduct procurement activities
  • 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
  • Support the development and implementation of the identified category strategies
  • Prepare pre tender and tender documents in conjunction with customers and ensure that procurement timescales are adhered to by EU Exit project teams
  • Provide operational tendering support

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Experience of working across a variety of categories, ideally within the public sector
  • Extensive understanding of OJEU and EU procurements
  • PCR experience
  • CIPS qualified or equivalent experience
  • Strong knowledge of public sector procurement principles and processes
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Bravo eTendering, Award and Contract Management System knowledge is preferable
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders/suppliers

If you are interested in learning more then please apply without delay with an up to date CV as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 813468

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12 Months
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