Category Specialist

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Salary:£30,756.00 - £41,846.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:Yes 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Commercial Services Gloucestershire County Council Shire Hall Westgate Street Gloucester - GL1 2TH 

Closing date:11 March 2019 at midnight 

The successful candidate will work with the Category Manager (Corporate) to undertake specific category projects. Success will depend on developing critical relationships at all levels, particularly with directors, lead commissioners, outcome managers, senior managers and others who influence commercial outcomes. You will be expected to acquire and demonstrate a high level of commercial knowledge and expertise in a specialist subject area and lead discrete commercial projects or reviews. Your role will involve providing commissioners or other clients with pragmatic and informed advice so that customer outcomes and value for money requirements are met or exceeded

You will have the ambition to gain experience and progress within the Commercial Service and will be able to demonstrate that you can work with less direct supervision or guidance in situations where the work or outcome is ambiguous or requires a more innovative solution. You should have experience of: researching markets and suppliers, understanding and using analysis, evaluation of cost makeup and building and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders and external organisations.

For an informal discussion please contact or by phone on 01452 328119

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

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