Category Lead - Technology

Ronin Limited
10 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Title: Category Lead ? Technology

Day Rate: £550

Location: Norwich

Contract Length: ASAP ? 31/03/18


As part of the Strategic Category team, you will be responsible for managing an Ecosystem of suppliers, working with internal customers and other category experts across the public and private sector and the ability to build strong personal working relationships with senior internal customers is crucial to the effectiveness of the role.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Input and develop world class, market leading Technology category strategy in their sub-category, across Central Government and the Wider Public Sector
  • Lead and influence customers and category team with in depth market knowledge acting as a source of insight and advice to customers, working with them to define optimal commercial strategies that deliver long term value and efficiencies
  • Effectively engage with customers, building trust in order to drive compliance and influence behaviours and drive change in service and performance
  • Demonstrate added value by creating a deep understanding of customer requirements in area of responsibility
  • Management of customer relationships to deliver efficiencies through the Category framework agreements/Commercial Contracts and specific initiatives identifying key stakeholders at departmental/organisational level, establishing communication plans including holding stakeholder forums for key areas of spend
  • Exploit commercial intelligence and insights to understand the supplier landscape and engage the market to inform the buying process
  • Ability to use lean efficiency skills , identifying business process change and reshaping customer End to End Procure to Pay processes
  • Model end to end supply chains identifying Total Cost of Ownership across multi-tier suppliers
  • Improve supplier performance and performance of the whole supply chain using for example supplier associations and lean value chain methods
  • Drive Supplier Relationship Management to improve performance across the whole supply chain including identification and delivery of savings initiatives and innovation opportunities
  • Lead Category Boards within Government to ensure a sub-category solution remains upper quartile
  • Liaise with stakeholders and customers at a variety of levels to present/promote the CCS Office Supplies category products/procurement strategy via working groups, customer meetings, exhibitions and events
  • Build and own risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to address identified risks. Issues are fed back into Category strategies and where appropriate into the Supplier Relationship Management process
  • Make a significant contribution to the continuous improvement of the category team?s performance to customers (service, savings and spend)
  • Design and construct best in market contractual documentation

Candidate Overview

  • Extensive category expertise and experience in a senior role
  • An experienced and motivational manager with demonstrable business acumen
  • Senior customer and supplier relationship management experience within a commercial environment
  • Experience of leading the development, implementation and delivery of strategic high value contracts for the supply of goods and services

Security Clearance Level Required: BPSS + Disclosure Scotland

Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

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