Our Birmingham based client is seeking a Category Manager - initially on a 2 days a week basis where TELEPHONY and replacement of existing system is the key part of the role.
Being the ultimate technical expert for the following project: smarter working, UCaaS (unified communications as a service) providing over all management direction and accountability for the category. Providing constructive feedback on technical specifications produced through use of existing technical knowledge,and engaging early with the external supply market, existing contractors and internal and external customers. Working in close partnership with the technology team to successfully deliver the projects noted. Leading key stakeholder sand contract managers through the appropriate procurement process via an eProcurement system in line with policies and Public Contract Regulations 2015 as amended including: o Advertising & awarding contract opportunities in the Official Journal of European Union, Contracts Finder and other advertising mechanisms as may be deemed appropriate. o Producing PQQ and ITT documents including appropriate quality questions. o Enabling the evaluation of tenders by stakeholders and customers. o Selecting and producing appropriate forms of contract.
Delivering high levels of customer satisfaction that engender effective relationships and high levels of engagement.
Performing consistently against savings targets.
Developing strategic relationships with key suppliers and contract managers.
Supporting relevant project managers
Candidates must be either: • MCIPS qualified; • working toward CIPS qualification • minimum of five (5) relevant years’ experience as a technology buyer
with • A sound knowledge of procuring technology-related goods services and works. • Knowledge of commercial terms utilised within ICT/technology contracts • Knowledge of Public Contracts Regulations 2015 essential
The role falls within IR35 and higher salary advertised is based on Umbrella For immediate attention or further detail contact Nina Kellie at Network Public Sector