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Vacancy for Commercial Category Manager

Salary Grade B - £37,321 per annum (National)
Directorate Regulatory, Customer & Corporate Operations
Function Estates/Facilities
Job Type Permanent
Location Newcastle
Hours of Work 37hpw
Closing Date: 24 Mar 2019 11:45PM

Commercial Category Manager                             

Contract:        Permanent, Full-time

Location:        Newcastle Office, Citygate

Grade:            B

Salary:            £37,321 per annum (National)

Closing Date: Sunday 24th March 2019 at 11:45pm

About Us

CQC is an 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. CQC is committed to and supports the values that underpin the very foundation of who we are:

  • Excellence - Being a high-performing organisation
  • Caring - Treating everyone with dignity and respect
  • Integrity - Doing the right thing
  • Teamwork - Learning from each other to be the best we can

CQC is dedicated to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination.

CQC additionally offer an excellent benefits package of 27+ days annual leave (increasing with years of service) and bank holidays, NHS pension scheme, NHS fleet hire, cycle scheme, childcare vouchers, employee support package and an employee discount scheme. 

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About the role

CQC are looking for a Commercial Category Manager to join the growing Commercial and Contracts Team.  You will lead on procurement and supply chain activities across CQC within various categories.  The role requires compliance with public procurement regulations, a drive to provide innovative commercial solutions, deliver value for money through procurement and contract management, as well as provide commercial assurance to the organisation.

You will be responsible for advising stakeholders and senior leads of procurement strategies, governance structures and managing pipelines of work.  The team is located across four locations (Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle and London), therefore there will be an element of travel required and also an ability to work independently.

CQC is undergoing a major change programme which the Commercial Team are heavily involved in. This is an exciting opportunity for the right professional to have a significant impact on the future supply chain for these services, and take a central role in developing the commercial strategy.

About you

The commercial and contract team require an MCIPS qualified candidate that has a proven track record in managing and delivering procurements, delivering the full end-to-end procurement cycle for a range of categories and leading full EU procurement tendering exercises.

You will be a confident communicator with a flair for relationship building and stakeholder management, and have experience of analysing and managing supplier performance and providing strategic procurement advice. Excellent IT skills are essential, as is a sound working knowledge of public procurement and contract management practices. Experience with Bravo Solutions e-procurement system would be advantageous.

External Candidate Information

Please provide referee details for a full 3 years 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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