Category Manager

Nottingham Permanent £40,057 - £45,839
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive Salary

About Our Client

A public sector organisation in Nottingham.

Job Description

  • Running complex OJEU procurements, managing multiple senior stakeholders and reporting and presenting as required via Prince 2 methodology in both written and verbal formats.
  • Implementing a category management strategy, delivering effective procurement and supporting the management of key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality.
  • Leading large procurement activities, delivering savings and other optimal outcomes of a tactical (cost reduction) and strategic nature in a challenging healthcare environment. Accordingly you will be able to demonstrate change management and stakeholder management skills across decentralized business units.
  • Gaining competitive advantage by identifying best practice and leveraging the spend within categories.
  • Lead the development of compliant on-line catalogues within Procurement. Implement and action a plan to rationalise the current range of products available through on-line catalogues and manage the ongoing maintenance of this information.
  • Seeking out and engaging appropriate internal and external stakeholders at Senior Manager level to provide the information and insight to support the development of the strategic options within categories.
  • Where appropriate, working closely with a central support team to ensure the contracts you let deliver best value through effective supplier management.
  • Supporting Senior Category Managers with the negotiation and completion of contracts often of a complex nature to support the category strategy.
  • Promote procurement outside the procurement function and promoting change and development as required.

The Successful Applicant

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or partially qualified
  • Demonstrate IT skills including specialist software for contract management, e-tendering, e-auction, good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relevant experience in category management (at least 2 years)
  • Extensive hands on experience of current EU procurement directives and UK legislation
  • Previous commercial experience in the public sector (local and central) and good stakeholder management skills

What's on Offer

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Access to health cash plan and life cover - including dental, eye tests, therapy treatment, health consultations
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • 'On the spot' recognition vouchers
  • Access to Gym membership
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Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
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