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Interim Category Manager - Professional Services

Interim Category Manager - Professional Services

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  • Sector:

    Procurement & Supply Chain (Europe & UK), Public Sector

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Ben Whyatt

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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  • Consultant:

    Ben Whyatt

Cedar are supporting a Public Sector client who are looking for an Interim Category Manager for their Professional Services category. This is a HOME BASED, 3-6 month assignment (with the potential to extend), that is INSIDE IR35 with a day rate up to £450 on offer depending on experience.

The successful candidate will report into the Head of Commercial and will be required to support requirements which cover Professional Services such as Contingent Labour, HR, Legal and Consultancy Services. You will be responsible for recording requirements, checking/creating contracts, processing PO's, running through the CEST tool to determine IR35 status and create a rate card matrix to allow create process improvements. You will be required to use Government frameworks such as CCS's Management Consultancy 2 (RM6008), PSR (RM3749) and Non Clinical Temporary & Fixed Term Staff (RM6160)

Successful candidates MUST HAVE experience which covers:

  • experience in a similar role in the Public Sector covering Procurement, Category or Commercial Management with ideally some experience covering Professional Services
  • understanding of areas covering agency worker regulations (AWR), IR35 (including use of HMRC's CEST tool) would be advantageous
  • experience running end to end OJEU/PCR compliant procurements and using call-off agreements from Public Sector Buying Organisations such as CCS, ESPO, NEPO, YPO etc. is required
  • strong stakeholder management and communication skills