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Interim Senior Category Manager

Employer
Castlefield Recruitment
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 May 2021

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Client:

Castlefield Recruitment are currently recruiting for an Interim Senior Category Manager to join a Public Sector organisation in Sheffield. This will initially be till the end of December however could be extended due to workload.

The organisation offers agile/flexible working arrangements as standard, but this post will require presence onsite for at least 4 days a week to begin with.

This position would be ideally suited to someone with exposure of leading high value and complex tenders, strong IT skills and a track record of delivering savings.

Role:
  • Deliver against agreed annual cost reduction targets and report on action taken, taking specialist responsibility for specific Departments and product categories
  • Develop supplier relationships; negotiate with senior personnel of supplying companies, undertaking visits to supplier sites when appropriate
  • Liaise with senior procurement staff within other Public Sector organisations, to identify opportunities for improving value
  • Ensure that Standing Financial Instructions and Standing Orders, EU Regulations and other statutory and regulatory requirements are followed
  • Research the marketplace, giving due consideration to financial status of suppliers and undertake product and equipment evaluations/trials and site visits as necessary

Person
  • Experience of Public Sector procurement contracts and tenders is essential
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and stakeholder management skills
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