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Category Manager – Manchester, Liverpool, London – 6 month s – up to £450 LTD per day – IR35 Status: Outside Scope.

We are currently recruiting for a Category Manager to support a major government department with their demand planning and resource management activities. This role would be suited to MCIPS qualified candidates with end-to-end procurement experience and knowledge of EU procurement regulations. Candidates with experience of procurement for a central government department will have a distinct advantage


  • Lead the production of a future demand tracker incorporating all teams for Tech resource
  • Ensure sourcing and supply decision making processes are managed effectively.
  • Ensure approval process for new resource is adhered to
  • Consistently negotiate with external suppliers to ensure value for money
  • Reconcile the Statement of Work (SOWs) with third parties.
  • Develop and deliver accurate & timely Resourcing/Supplier MI.
  • Support the Tech budget and forecasts.
  • Regular review of resource allocation
  • Regular stakeholder engagement
  • Negotiate terms and conditions, service levels and milestone deliverables where possible to efficiently deliver requirements on time and to budget

Skills and experience:

  • In-depth understanding of Tech and Change Delivery practices
  • Experience of demand planning and resource management activities
  • Commercial acumen and business focus
  • Strong negotiation & influencing skills
  • Cost re-charge experience
  • Strong Excel/Smartsheet skills
  • Central government procurement experience would be beneficial
  • End to end procurement experience, working within EU procurement regulations
  • Digital category experience - including use of CCS frameworks, specifically DOS and G-Cloud would be advantageous
  • MCIPS would be advantageous

Please apply without delay as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 824188

To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted

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