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Category & Contracts Manager

Category & Contracts Manager

  • Job reference

    JO0000008582_1601393704

  • Location

    Essex

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £48000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ben Whyatt

  • Contact email:

    benw@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000008582_1601393704

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-29

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Ben Whyatt

Cedar have been engaged to support a Public Sector client, based in the East of England, for the recruitment of a number of Category & Contracts Managers. These are permanent roles with salaries ranging from £40,000 up to £48,000 on offer depending on experience. Please note these roles will be home based until March 2021 - flexible working arrangements will be in place once plans to return to the office have been announced.

The Category & Contracts Manager will support stakeholders across the business to understand requirements for goods and services and assess the market to determine an appropriate strategy for each spend area along with actively managing strategic suppliers and their contracts. The role will focus on delivering results in a specific functional area and will be responsible for leading the development, maintenance and implementation of category strategies, ensuring alignment to commissioning objectives with the focus on developing and implementing innovative approaches/solutions to deliver complex projects to enhance levels of service and minimise spend. The role will require you to work collaboratively within and across functions to deliver best possible outcomes for customers and will require you to maintain and nurture relationships with other teams to support and deliver annual plans.

Please note there is no line management responsibilities with this role.

Candidates applying for this role MUST HAVE experience covering:

  • Ideally MCIPS qualified (or working towards) or equivalent qualifications or work experience
  • Knowledge of and experience using Category Management methodologies to deliver cost savings or service improvements
  • Understanding of PCR2015 and experience of running end to end OJEU Procurements would be advantageous
  • Experienced in managing multi-million-pound contracts, ideally in the Public Sector, would be advantageous
  • Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills