Category Manager

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Social Housing
Date Posted: 02/07/2021
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per year
Specialism: Procurement
Ref: RB16408
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Interested in leading on the highest value and most significant category in a growing organisation? Want to take on a role that can substantially improve your CV? Are you a category management professional with property experience? Then this is the role for you!

My client is a leading Housing Association, based in London, looking for a Category Manager to join the team in a role that offers excellent scope for development and progression.

The main responsibilities of the Category Manager are as follows:

  • Full responsibility the extremely high-value property category, leading on all contracts and tendering processes related to this area.
  • Liaise with a number of stakeholders, up to Executive Director level, within the property directorate to educate them on all aspects of procurement, acting as their subject matter expert.
  • Provide stakeholders with expert advice on potential risks and areas of cost savings in order to achieve the best value for money.
  • Regularly review supplier contracts and agreements to make sure they are being kept to and maintained.

This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to take on a broad and high-value area in a role that is perfect for those with ambition to progress. Moreover, this organisation is offering extremely flexible working arrangements, with the successful candidates only required to go into the office for specific meetings.

The successful candidate for the Category Manager role will have:

  • Ideally worked within the property, real estate or housing sectors, however, candidates without this are still encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent knowledge of public sector procurement regulations and procedures (e.g. OJEU, Find a Tender, etc.).
  • Significant procurement experience, ideally within a category management focused role.

Please apply immediately as this role is likely to gather a lot of interest and will be filled before the closing date.

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