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Category Manager

Service Care Solutions
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5 Aug 2021

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A Local Authority based in West Yorkshire is looking for a Category Manager to join their team.

This is a full time, temporary position and the ideal candidate will hold a degree or have relevant demonstrable practical experience/relevant professional qualification (i.e. MCIPS or IACCM) and membership of the relevant membership body, they should also have practical experience of successfully performing in a similar role.

The purpose of the role is to lead, build and develop a category specific expert team to provide commercial advice to the organisation. Manage highly complex and strategic procurement's and central, strategic contract management for assigned projects. Deliver best practice approaches within the category by providing category specific oversight of all relevant procurement's/contracts for the organisation.

Design, implement and maintain the systems required for delivering the objectives of your function to support the Combined Authority in achieving its vision.

Take a pro-active corporate role in the management of your function including participating in delivering your directorate's objectives.

Demonstrate commitment to corporate processes and ensure these are delivered at all times.

Be a visible and enthusiastic manager, encouraging partnership working across the organisation.

Influence, develop and motivate your team, taking a positive approach to their development.

The main responsibilities of the role:

Continually develop and share category expertise to be a recognised leader in the field and maximise the value achieved through procurement and contract management activities in the given industry.
Develop and apply best practice techniques for each stage of the procurement and contract management cycle.
Lead the development and delivery of a category management approach for a key category area within the Combined Authority.
Deliver highly complex, strategic procurement's and oversee contract management to ensure that excellent value for money and high customer satisfaction is attained.
Use professional knowledge to draft fit for purpose contractual documentation working with legal colleagues as and when required. Provide expert, practical advice and guidance to stakeholders on contractual terms and best practice contract management methodologies, including those relevant to NEC contracts if applicable.
Provide advice to decision makers on compliance and commercial risk and best practice options as part of decision-making processes under the guidance of the Head of Commercial.
Ensure contracts deliver Social Value and that benefits can be reported and monitored.Requirements:

Hold a degree or have relevant demonstrable practical experience.
Relevant professional qualification (i.e. MCIPS or IACCM) and membership of the relevant membership body.
Practical experience of successfully performing in a similar role.
Excellent practical category knowledge and experience. Expert in field.
Excellent track record of successfully delivering highly complex strategic procurement's and strategic contract management.
Strong practical knowledge of UK and EU procurement regulations and contract law.
Excellent working knowledge of model contracts including NEC if appropriate to category.The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £28 - £30 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £690 - £725 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to (url removed) or call James at Service Care Construction on (phone number removed)
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