Interim Category Manager (6 months)
Interim Category Manager
Location: North West
Salary: Competitive, including excellent benefits
Our client is a public sector body based in the North West but covering all the UK across the public domain in buying goods and services
The procurement strategy and direction of a Category model is key and paramount in the transformation of the organisation
Our client is now looking to recruit a Interim Category Manager who will lead the management of procurement/category management activity across a number of indirect categories inclufing Estates and Professional Services.
Accountabilities for the role include:
Validating and assuring that the categories under management are road mapped and the governance of the categories are compliant and value for money.
Maintaining and driving forward internal and external stakeholder relationships ensuring the business id totally focussed on a WIN: WIN situation for all parties involved
Leading on procurement activity which will include driving the strategy and implementing 'best in class' procurement for the categories under management.
Ensuring timely completion of procurement activities to maintain compliant continuity of supply, whilst guiding the business on routes to market and associated timings.
Definitive category subject matter expert, ensuring that category risk is managed professionally
The successful candidate will have:
Full MCIPS qualification or working towards MCIPS
The capability to lead and drive forward a large portfolio of indirect categories across the business whilst managing a team of Category Managers
A solid and proven experience in Category Management in a complex environment, either in the public sector or private sector. Consideration will be given to candidates with OJEU experience
An analytical mind-set, with proven experience in negotiation, coupled with experience of building senior-level stakeholder relationships.
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