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Category and Contract Manager

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Category and Contract Manager

Contract: Temporary

Working Hours: Full-time / Monday – Friday – 37hrs pw

Salary: up to £500 daily

Location: Chelmsford

This is an interim role for a 12-18 month period

One of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, is now recruiting for Category and Contract Manager.

The role of Procurement is to work with stakeholders to understand requirements for goods and services, make an assessment of the market and determine the appropriate strategy for each spend area. The team also actively manage strategic suppliers and their contracts.

Main Accountabilities

  • Roles at this level will be focused on delivering results in a specific functional area. They will hold expertise on the application of policy and improvement of service delivery. These roles have clear team budgets and targets set within the overall service requirement
  • Operational planning and performance review to maintain exceptional service delivery and ensures the political objectives and priorities of the council are met
  • Working collaboratively within and across functions to and thinking commercially support the delivery of best possible outcomes for our customers on a financially sustainable basis.
  • Maintain and nurture collaborative relationships with other teams in the function and external organisations that support the delivery of annual plans.
  • Implementing changes and continually evaluating service to improve the area of work, while maintaining the highest possible levels of service quality are continually delivered
  • Managing complex issues and resources to meet the needs of customers and deliver the best possible outcomes
  • Effective utilisation of digital technologies and innovation across the function.
  • Equality and diversity is celebrated and considered as part of all decisions taken.
  • Using professional expertise to translate goals and plans into ways of working that comply with relevant legislation and statutory requirements and manages a level of appropriate risk.
  • Deliver exemplar customer interactions to individuals and communities which support strong relationships and a reputation for achieving outcomes and resolving issues
  • Lead the development, maintenance and implementation of category strategies, ensuring alignment to commissioning objectives
  • Manage suppliers to ensure they consistently achieve the performance standards set out in contracts
  • Provide support and advice to stakeholders regarding any contractual or procurement matters.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Relevant professional qualification (MCIPS) and/ or equivalent demonstrable work experience with evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of category management
  • A demonstrable track record of managing multi-million pound strategic contracts in business critical environments
  • Experience of delivering continuous improvements in large, strategic arrangements with evidence of generating significant cost and service benefits.
  • Knowledge of contract law and legislation
  • Extensive knowledge of public sector procurement law
  • Comprehensive negotiating skills appropriate to multi million pound contracts
  • Experience of working in a political environment

As part of the recruitment process you will be required to undertake DBS check.

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV below and we will be in touch with suitable candidates. Int. Ref: 830224.

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Immediate start
18 Months
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