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Category Manager

Location: Hampshire
Sector: Public sector
Date Posted: 06/10/2021
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
Specialism: Procurement
Ref: RB15984
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Want to take the lead on the highest area of spend within a leading public sector organisation? Interested in making your mark on a growing and developing team? Are you an ambitious public sector procurement professional looking to take than next step in your career? Then this is the role for you!

My client is a leading public sector organisation based in Hampshire looking for a Category Manager to join the team in a fantastic role that takes the lead on a key portfolio of categories within the organisation.

The main responsibilities of the Category Manager are as follows:

  • Full responsibility for the largest group of categories within the organisation, leading on high value projects and contracts as well as a number of tenders.
  • Proactively work with senior stakeholders for your portfolio of categories, providing them with expert procurement related knowledge in order to educate them on potential risks and cost savings that can be achieved through a proper contracting process.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with and monitor the performance of suppliers to ensure that the organisation is achieving the best value for money.
  • Oversee the work of a small team of procurement professionals, developing and building a highly performing team.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an ambitious public sector procurement professional to take on a vital role in ensuring that a key portfolio of categories are achieving the best value for money whilst at the same time gaining excellent management experience. Furthermore, this is an organisation that offers fantastic benefits including flexible working and access to a brilliant pension scheme.

The successful candidate for the Category Manager role will have:

  • Experience of working in a procurement focused role within the not-for-profit or public sectors.
  • Excellent knowledge of Public Sector Procurement procedures (e.g. OJEU, Find a Tender, etc.).
  • Ideally be at least level 5 CIPS qualified, however, candidates without this are still encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please apply immediately as applications are reviewed daily and this role may be filled before the closing date.

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