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Category Manager

  • Location

    Leicestershire, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement, Category Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £36500 - £39500 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Liam Cox

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


A Public Sector organisation in the East Midlands are currently seeking a Category Manager following on from some recent internal changes. This is a crucial role in the organisation, and gives the successful applicant the chance to work for a reputable, successful and growing that make a huge difference across the Public Sector.

Key responsibilities of the Category Manager:

  • Take responsibility for a range of category specific framework agreements and ensure they are managed, publicised, marketed, and that usage is monitored to achieve targeted income
  • Create strategies for the development of the category, and manage/develop and assist with the implementation of a range of products and services
  • Assess new product offerings by identifying gaps in market, reviewing framework viability, responding to government initiatives
  • Undertake or manage procurement projects from initial idea through to award and ongoing contract management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers and customers, proactively developing these relationships to maximise performance across the organisations frameworks and contracts
  • Take responsibility for the day-to day supervision of a small team of procurement staff to ensure procurement projects are delivered on time and to plan
  • Ensure compliance with the overall procurement strategy, financial regulations, and UK/EU law

The successful Category Manager will:

  • Have previous Public Sector procurement experience
  • Be qualified to CIPS/MCIPS
  • Have substantial knowledge and experience of procurement policy and practice, including relevant legislations (OJEU, PCR2015, etc)
  • Have proven experience in managing a competitive tendering process
  • Have experience in development and implementation of plans
  • Have an awareness and understanding of the whole life cycle of procurement, contract and relationship management
  • Have excellent negotiation skills

On offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Excellent holiday entitlement
  • Access to a contributory pension scheme
  • Continued professional training and development
  • Free parking

This role is a fantastic opportunity for a Public Sector procurement professional looking to continue with their career and join an excellent organisation. You will be joining at a crucial time and play a key role in their continued growth and success.