Commercial Lead – Category Manager

Manchester, Coventry, Darlington & Sheffield
£48,493 - £55,912
28 Feb 2019
21 Mar 2019
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Commercial Lead – Category Manager
£48,493 - £55,912

Manchester, Coventry, Darlington & Sheffield

At the Department for Education, we’re responsible for providing children and young people with the lifelong learning they deserve. It’s a passion that’s fuelling positive change as we aim to build a world-class commercial directorate and enhance our workforce with fresh talent. With a commercial category spend of £6.4bn, we’re working on complex, high-value contracts that will create tangible results for schools, colleges and universities across the country. Perhaps you’ll have the skills and ambition we need to join us.

This is a unique, leading opportunity in one of the high-profile, high-impact categories. Playing a critical role in defining and delivering world-class category strategy, you’ll work with the business and our suppliers to deliver a seamless end-to-end category management model. Always looking to achieve value for money, you’ll build strategic relationships and leverage your influencing skills to deliver the best commercial outcomes. In June 2019, this role will move to sit within the Government Commercial Organisation.

Ideally MCIPS-qualified, you’ll certainly have a cohesive and positive mindset. With significant procurement and commercial experience, you’ll demonstrate evidence of the successful design and delivery of holistic category plans and strategies. A source of expert market knowledge, insight and advice to customers, you’re also skilled in leading teams at a strategic level, supporting and enabling large, organisational change.

If you’d like to join the DfE at this exciting time, please apply by visiting our website using the apply button provided.

Closing date: 21st March 2019