Interim Category Manager

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Day Rate: £500 max.
19 May 2017
22 May 2017
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

We have a Public Sector client based in Mansfield looking for 3 Interim Category Managers on a contract that will run until the 23rd December 2017. This role is OUTSIDE IR35 with a maximum day rate on offer of £500.

Key Tasks and Deliverables:

  • Devise and agree with the Service Provider the development and maintenance of a comprehensive category plan, prioritising categories based on benefits and savings opportunities, which will lead/ drive the timeline for sourcing initiatives and savings delivery;
  • To work collaboratively with the supplier(s) and the wider industry to establish effective measures that support the delivery and continual growth of customer value;
  • Ensure the Service Providers budget is managed effectively, challenging operating costs and driving cost down efficiency gains;
  • Leads highly complex, detailed contract management negotiations on behalf of the organisation and develops negotiation plans;
  • Developing procurement strategies in conjunction with the Service Provider that ensure there is interaction with Customer groups, incorporating the participation of customers in the tender processes.

Experience Required:

  • Significant category management experience and expertise in a related industry or large organisation.
  • Experience of developing and implementing purchasing and services management solutions; and managing major high value categories that requires analysis, comparison, assessment and negotiation.
  • Experience of formal presentations to, and working with, a range of stakeholders including senior management, service provider, Department of Health and NHS customers.
  • Communication of service-related information to senior managers, staff, external
  • Experience of managing highly complex procurement processes and detailed contractual issues
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experienced team manager
  • Knowledge of NHS products and categories
  • Knowledge of service provider market and wider stakeholder environment.
  • Knowledge of the health market would be an advantage.
  • Experience of risk management, corporate governance and quality management systems
  • Proven Negotiation experience in the Private sector could be an advantage.