Category Manager

Evodia Limited
up to £375 per day
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Evodia are currently recruiting for a Category Manager on behalf of our Government client. This is an initial 6-month contract offering up to £375 per day based in Leeds. Description: Interim role will be to provide contract management ownership for Lot 4 of the MoJ's Language Services contracts, a new quality assurance requirement that went live in October 2016. This will involve supplier management, verifying supplier performance and subsequent service credit payments, implementing commercial review boards with the supplier, managing contract change, and management of invoicing across the Authority and the associated agencies that this contract supports. As a relatively new service, the role will support the development of new processes and ways of working, in particular between the Quality Assurance supplier and other Language Services suppliers. The role will also establish and progress value for money initiatives and support the wider category objectives of developing market intelligence. Main Duties and Responsibilities: - Assessing current strategies, cost data and commodity profiles and business needs, in order to convert gathered intelligence into a proposed strategy to leverage best possible value for assigned categories. - Taking ownership of assigned categories, engaging the customer in order to provide the major influence on strategy direction and delivering category benefits. - Leading change in introducing and embedding assigned categories within a challenging environment across. - Applying skills and endeavour to challenge existing boundaries where needed and overcome challenges in implementation. - Drives cost reduction, measures and reviews performance and implements continuous performance improvement, reporting of benefits realization of assigned categories with over-arching business requirements. - To facilitate the delivery of contractual arrangements and supporting structures required to deliver results on assigned categories. Using knowledge gained and commercial awareness to embed a category management approach. - To support the Group Manager in acting as a change agent for assigned categories including driving relationships, preparing papers and chairing meetings, designing and delivering training solutions and presentations to both internal and external stakeholders. - Captures future demand information and continually reviews changes in the marketplace and industry to reflect these changes within an adapting category strategy. Essential Skills and Experience - Contract management, preferably in complex services requirements. - Supplier relationship management, evidencing creation and delivery of value within contract life. - Mobilisation of new services or requirements. - CIPS and/or IACCM Qualified - Public sector experience This contract is deemed Inside IR35 regulations.
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