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Interim Senior Category Manager

Interim Senior Category Manager

  • Location

    Bedfordshire, England

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Sam Solt

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    SS - 10737_1510762799

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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  • To provide strategic support for Strategic Commissioning & Procurement, and to the Chief Executive, Management Team , the Mayor and elected members as required
  • To lead and develop the organisation's Corporate commissioning and procurement strategies
  • To take a lead in ensuring that the Council has an effective and value for money approach
  • Manage of staff within the category structure


  • To be the direct link between the organisation and the market to ensure commissioned goods, works and services are operating to the required quality standards, ensuring any areas of non-compliance are appropriately managed.
  • Provide strong commercial leadership and direction for the commissioning and procurement of services.
  • Provide commercial advice and leadership on commissioning.
  • To lead joint working between agencies, service users and carers and providers from the private, voluntary and community sectors to commission high quality services that improve health and well-being outcomes for services.
  • By delegation to be responsible for contracts and for assuring the proper financial management and performance of such contracts, service level agreements and grants
  • To manage the development of commissioning plans
  • To lead the development of innovative commissioning and procurement approaches
  • Ensure that all procurement and contract management activities is undertaken inaccordance with agreed corporate procurement process
  • Eliminate duplication of commissioned services and drive improvement by ensuring tight financial control.
  • To provide information reports to a range of officer and member led forums
  • To take a lead in the continuous development and improvement of theCommissioning and Procurement service
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders

Required Experience

  • Category management within the public sector
  • Demonstrable experience of leading the development and implementation of procurement strategies to public sector regulations
  • Demonstrable experience of managing staff within public sector procurement