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Commercial Category Manager

Salary Band B - £37,321-£44,646 (National) / £42,003-£49,328 (London)
Directorate Customer and Corporate Services
Function Finance
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37

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Commercial Category Manager
Salary: Band B - £37,321-£44,646 (National) / £42,003-£49,328 (London)
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Birmingham, Leeds or London

About CQC

CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to ensure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.

About the role

You will lead on procurement and supply chain management across CQC with a specific focus on technology categories, driving up standards, delivering value for money and providing commercial assurance. It’s a chance to use your expert knowledge of commercial practices to establish innovative procurement practices, manage effective procurement projects and undertake procurements in line with the overarching category strategy and compliance. We’ll also look to you to ensure that organisational leads complete the necessary internal and external approvals before the contract is awarded.

About you

MCIPS qualified or equivalent, you will have a proven track record in procurement, including delivering the full end-to-end procurement cycle for a range of categories and running full EU procurement tendering exercises. A confident communicator with a flair for relationship building and stakeholder management, you will be skilled in analysing and managing supplier performance. Excellent IT skills, including using Microsoft Office, will be essential as well as sound working knowledge of procurement and contract management practices.

Closing date: 20th August at 23.45pm
Interview date: TBC 

External Candidate Information

Please provide referee details for a full 3 year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment, we will not approach your referees without your prior consent.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.

We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies.

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