Interim Commercial Category Manager - Tyne & Wear

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Day Rate: £300 max. (via Umbrella) - Category Management
Ref: 214 Date Posted: Friday 18 May 2018
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We have a Public Sector client looking for an Interim Commercial Category Manager either in Newcastle, Leeds or Birmingham (depending on candidate location) on a 3 month contract. This role is INSIDE IR35 with a maximum day rate of £300 on offer.

Key Tasks & Deliverables:

  • Assessing the existing commercial landscape and looking at the impact on programme delivery.
  • Designing and implementing approaches which ensure effective delivery of the right outcome for the department.
  • Leading on supplier integration with regards to relationship and cost impact upon the department.
  • Clarifying the ability to terminate current contracts, working with programme finance leads to understand impact and realisation of any potential benefits.
  • The ability to renegotiate existing contracts.
  • Managing the impact of existing commercial financial models.
  • Acting as primary point of contact between the incumbent supplier(s) and the department.

Experience Required:

  • MCIPS Qualified Experience in leading full end-to-end procurement cycle for a range of categories (preferably including professional services and IT), and relevant contracting processes.
  • Experience of running full EU procurement tendering exercises, including OJEU.
  • Experience of managing supplier performance and relationship programmes to optimise supplier delivery to achieve best value;
  • A good working knowledge and relevant experience of contract management practices
  • A confident communicator with strong presentation and drafting skills.
  • Good relationship building and stakeholder management skills.
  • Good organisational skills; self-starter with an ability to co-ordinate and prioritise.
  • Comfortable with working independently and as part of small multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, maintain discretion and use initiative.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail; and
  • Excellent IT skills including use of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of the UK health sector; and
  • Experience of using eProcurement systems.