Contract Officer / Category Lead – Commercial Team

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Contract Officer / Category Lead – Commercial Team
Calderbridge, Cumbria
Interim Position

QAD 1652/0602

Posted: 6th February 2024 11:38
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  • Pay Rate:

    £23.82 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:


  • Anticipated 12 months

  • Calderbridge, Cumbria
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QAD 1652/0602

Role: Contract Officer / Category Lead – Commercial Team

Contract Length: Anticipated 12 months

Location: Hybrid working in Calderbridge, Cumbria

Pay Rate: £23.82 per hour PAYE


We are looking for a Category Lead for pre procurement activities but mainly supporting post-contract management of service supply chain framework agreements and contracts. This will involve the delivery of some pre-contract activities supporting the procurement team where appropriate and post-contract management (including mobilisation, contract administration, commercial assurance and governance, risk, sanction, change control and close out).

The Contract Officer will be expected to manage all aspects of the supply chain to ensure the organisation delivers the services, manages new and residual risks, and realises opportunities and benefits for suppliers and customers.

Key accountabilities:

  • Generation of contract and commercial management deliverables, including reporting against progress to the Senior Contract Manager, the business and external bodies.
  • Identification, analysis, and management of contract & commercial risks, issues, and assumptions.
  • Maintain a knowledge and awareness of all applicable legislation to ensure compliance e.g. Public Contract Regulations.
  • Establish supplier relationships, to build, strengthen & maintain new & existing relationships.
  • Proactively manage suppliers ensuring goods and services are delivered to the required quality, cost and schedule.


Minimum Requirement:

  • Relevant Contract Management/ Procurement experience covering a range of services.
  • Appropriate practical knowledge and experience of the NEC suite of contracts including experience of a range of NEC Main Options,
  • Strong commercial & contract awareness and able to demonstrate experience in purchasing & contract management.
  • A demonstrable ability to deal with stakeholders across a broad range of management levels and technical expertise.

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If you consider yourself to have a disability or if you are a veteran, and you meet the essential criteria for the role, you will be put forward for the ‘Guaranteed Interview’ scheme whereby you will have the opportunity to discuss this role and your suitability with a member of the Sourcing team.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the equivalent PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information.


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Contract Officer / Category Lead – Commercial Team
Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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