Category Manager

Government
  • UK, South East, Berkshire, Reading
  • Contract, 10 months
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
This contract with our central government client is for a Category Manager for 10 months. The role is located in Aldermaston and Winnersh. The responsibilities of this role: • Development of contracts as part of contract implementation, working closely with the contract management team. • Develop and...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 22.05.2024

Managing consultant

Sahil Khanna

Quote ref: 5773/76412

Quote ref: 5773/76412

Job description

This contract with our central government client is for a Category Manager for 10 months. The role is located in Aldermaston and Winnersh.  

 

The responsibilities of this role:  

• Development of contracts as part of contract implementation, working closely with the contract management team.  

• Develop and implement Category Strategy for specific categories, balancing short and long-term objectives to meet business strategy and efficiencies (savings) in alignment with business stakeholders.  

• Support and execute strategic sourcing activities in line with approved category strategy and preferred suppliers list, including the execution of the RFx process, supplier evaluation and selection, contract negotiation, business award and contract handover to the business, in compliance with the business requirements as well as their policies and directives, including Code of Conduct and Code of Business Ethics.  

• Enhance/improve Compliance Management and KPI tracking / Balanced Scorecard for contracts, working closely with the contract management team.  

• Draft and complete all artefacts/Bid documents to support the Procurement and evaluation process including training with evaluators and co-ordination of evaluation activities to deliver the replacement procurements. Draft, complete and Issue ITT to the supply market. Deliver the evaluation moderation sessions.  

• Draft Call off Contract and work with the preferred suppliers to finalise the contracts.  

• Draft/update and complete management plans, obligations matrix, risk registers etc (for awarded contracts)  

• Draft and complete OBC (Outline Business Case) procurement and FBC (Final Business Case) award approvals documents including, liaising with appropriate boards and stakeholders.  

• Interact and collaborate across a wide range of stakeholders, from Commercial Directorate, and Legal,  

• Handover / knowledge transfer contract management team

Requirements

Essential  

• Procurement management background  

• Pulling tender/contract documents together – contracts (NEC conditions)  

• Work with legal  

• Support with evaluating the tender, launching them, and handing the contract over to contract management  

Desirable  

• Mechanical and construction background  

• Electrical also desirable  

• Public sector experience  

 

Candidate will be able to demonstrate:  

• Knowledge Public sector procurement regulation and experience of applying these to contracts and procurements.  

• An understanding of, and experience in procuring across various categories  

• An understanding of and experience in managing contracts  

• Knowledge of and experience in using Crown Commercial Service procurement frameworks  

• An understanding of, and experience in procuring software and hardware  

• Experience in liaising with a broad range of government stakeholders, and their suppliers  

• Experience in delivering high value procurements.  

• The ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, bring together people and views to inform decision making.  

• Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people.

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