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Category Lead (Generalist)

Published 01 May 2024
£475 - £575 per day
Job Starts: 1st May 2024
Public Sector & Not for Profit

Job Description

Interim Category Lead (Generalist) - Outside IR35
I am delighted to be exclusively partnering with a public sector organisation in Leicestershire who are looking for an Interim Category Lead (Generalist) on an outside IR35 basis.

- Hybrid working - 2 days on site

This role will be supporting a Procurement Consultant (working through Macildowie) overseeing a transformation across the function and will be providing capacity support to the wider contracts and tendering team.

You will be joining a busy, challenging function and so in order to be successful you need to be an experienced and assured procurement professional able to hit the ground running, add value within a short period as well as having recent public procurement experience.

This role will be in more of a generalist capacity with the successful individual ideally having experience leading a team or heading up a department.

- Outside IR35
- Rate flexible dependant on experience - ideally they are looking c£475-575 per day but appreciate they may need to flex to get the calibre desired
- Hybrid working - 2-3 days on site (Office based Leicestershire) with the rest from home - flexibility to come in more if this is wanted

- 4+ years Public sector procurement experience including end to end processes and experience at Manager or above level
- Experience within a commercial organisation in addition to the above would prove desirable but is not essential
- Immediately available/ able to start a new role within 4 or less week's notice

If you meet all of the minimum requirements and are interested in exploring this opportunity, please apply now as we will be sharing CV's over the next couple days with the view to interview and appoint next week.

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Required Skills

  • Procurement OR Category Manager OR Category Lead OR Head of Procurement

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