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Category Manager (Corporate Services/IT)

  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Contact: Ed Browning
  • Contact Email: edb@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 08 June 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000010467_1652097517

Role: Category Manager (IT/Corporate Services)

Role Type: Permanent

Location: Essex

Salary: Up to £50k per annum

Our client provides essential Emergency Services to the County of Essex. Following a period of change, they are urgently seeking an experienced Category Manager to help develop category strategies across major categories of spend.

Job Purpose:-

  • To develop and implement category strategies across the IT/Corporate services portfolio
  • Undertake all commercial activity to deliver value for money
  • To deliver the full sourcing life cycle from strategy creation and execution through to contract and supplier management
  • To achieve annual savings targets through driving cost reduction and developing supplier relationships that achieve ongoing value creation.
  • Establish and lead cross-functional teams to manage the purchasing category strategy, providing a strategic oversight

Person Specification:-

  • MCIPS or equivalent qualification
  • Proven experience in developing strategies for the relevant category portfolio (IT of Property)
  • Experience of public sector tendering and implementing new commercial relationships
  • Track record of savings delivery and supporting change initiatives
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build lasting relationships.