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Interim Category Manager (6 months)

North West
£250 - £450 per day

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.

To confidentially discuss the role, please apply on-line

We are Disability Confident and neurodiverse aware. If you have a disability, please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with your recruitment process

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