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Category Manager

  • Location

    East Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement, Category Management, Supply Chain, Purchasing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35500 - £40000 per annum + pension, flexible working, CPD

  • Consultant:

    Liam Cox

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  • 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.

If you feel your experience matches the above or are keen to find out more, please get in touch with Liam Cox at Sellick Partnership for a confidential discussion.

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