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Interim Category Support Officer

Interim Category Support Officer

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    £140 - £170 per day

  • Contact:

    Ben Whyatt

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  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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  • Consultant:

    Ben Whyatt

Cedar are currently representing an NHS client based in South Yorkshire who are on the look for an Interim Category Support Officer on a 3 month contract (with the potential to be extended). This role is HOME BASED and is INSIDE IR35 with a day rate of up to £170 on offer. Please note this role is an immediate start with interviews taking place w/c 14th September.

The successful candidate will be required to support the following;

  • Identify supplier mis-reporting or under-reporting
  • Identify spend being incorrectly reported through expired frameworks and work with suppliers and customers to transition to correct frameworks
  • Validate spend with customers
  • Work with suppliers to actively correct errors and update MI reports to reflect actual spend
  • Work with customers to confirm usage, verify spend and identify under-reporting
  • Targets to increase reporting of MI in line with framework usage

Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience in the following areas:

  • Prior experience in the public procurement is not essential, but would be advantageous, holding challenging conversations with both customers and suppliers is a key requirement.
  • Strong and confident personality and able to demonstrate resilience in managing pushback from both customers and suppliers
  • High level communication skills (including regularly speaking to / challenging on the phone and via video calls to suppliers and customer organisations),
  • Be a pro-active self-starter, and able to work independently, working to targets and proactively monitoring own performance against targets
  • Have a tenacious approach to problem solving / finding solutions
  • Strong proven background in managing suppliers, correcting supplier behaviours and managing difficult supplier relationships
  • Strong proven background in managing customer engagement, holding difficult conversations and building strong customer relationships to effect change
  • A strong skillset of working with data and spreadsheets, to deliver business focused outcomes