Category Lead, Schools Commercial Programme (3 Roles)

Department for Education (DfE)
Closing Date
20 September 2021
£70,176 - £96,909 + GCO Pension, GCO Terms. Up to 15% performance-related-pay available on accreditation
Coventry, Darlington, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield

You will be amongst the most senior members of the Government Commercial Function and play a role in the broader commercial reform programme led by the Government Chief Commercial Officer. You will play a key leadership and change management role in developing a strong commercial function for the Department for Education and across government.

You will gain a deep understanding of school demand and customer journeys, ensuring that our arrangements are easy to access. You will also work in partnership with the Get Help Buying for Schools Service to develop, integrate and support the promotion of deals to schools.
This is a challenging and exciting leadership role with a high degree of accountability.

As a highly visible commercial leader, you will build strong and trusted relationships with stakeholders at all levels across your category area. You will work closely with senior commercial colleagues to deliver an end-to-end category model, and you will work closely with Crown Commercial Services as well as owning the strategic relationship with the Public Sector Buying Organisations to deliver effective solutions for Schools.

You will be accountable for all procurement activity within your team, ensuring compliance with governance policy and processes