Interim Commercial Category Manager

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Public sector
Date Posted: 21/10/2021
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Specialism: Procurement
Ref: RB18327
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Robertson Bell are working with a Public Sector organisation, to recruit an Interim Commercial Category Manager on a contract up until the end of March 2022, with potential to extend beyond this point. The role will predominately be home based with occasional travel to one of their offices located in Birmingham, London, Cardiff, or York. 

The Interim Commercial Category Manager, will play a key role in delivering commercial improvement projects across the entire procurement cycle, including the development of Category Strategies and Plans and leading on tender exercises. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Be the commercial lead for complex tender exercises within the Technology Category.
  • Managing end to end process including preparation of tender questions and leading the tender evaluation process.
  • Draft complex contracts and manage negotiations with suppliers regarding the contract terms.
  • Seek out key market information from a variety of external sources including liaising and discussing with suppliers to advise and support the development of Category strategy.
  • Identify opportunities to achieve greater value for money. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold current MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) or be studying towards completion.
  • Have a proven background of Technology category management within the Public Sector, with an awareness of Government Commercial and Procurement policies and procedures.
  • Have expertise in managing complex sourcing ad tendering exercises.
  • Be able to develop strong stakeholder relationships, engaging in meaningful and challenging conversations.

This role has been deemed to fall inside of IR35 and will be paid through an umbrella company.

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