Senior Category Manager - Procurement Manager

North West England Temporary £55,000 - £61,000 per year
  • Senior Category Manager - Procurement Manager
  • ​Public Sector - Northwest

About Our Client

The organisation is within the not for profit sector with a sizeable workforce. It is renowned for its commitment to providing high-quality services and its focus on social impact. The company has a diverse and inclusive work environment, and the chosen candidate will be based in the Northwest.

Job Description

As a Category Manager you will help to implement the procurement strategy and policy that enables the delivery of value for money. You will be required to lead and deliver programme management and support performance and risk management in contracts.

· Procurement Support, develop and manage the procurement of Operations services in line with internal and external regulation to enable the delivery of value for money.

· Category Management Provide specialist knowledge of the Operations and Repairs Services category, and supporting procurement programme management across the team, while ensuring value for money is delivered through new and existing commercial and contractual arrangements resulting in reduced risk and improved overall business outcomes.

· Vendor Management Implement a vendor management process to ensure a strong working relationship is in place with key vendors to ensure the business-to-business relationship is robust and managed effectively.

· Negotiation Negotiate and lead discussions, in conjunction with others if appropriate, relating to Operations and Repairs Services (procurement contracts, renewals and extensions).

· Advice Provide expertise and support to Operations service colleagues, including sourcing options, contract specifications, forms of contract, tender packaging, and pricing strategies.

· Spend Analysis - Use data analysis techniques to provide monthly reports on actual spend against contract, off contract spend, new suppliers, supplier issues and performance.

· Developing the service Develop and embed programme management.

The Successful Applicant

A successful Senior Category Manager / Procurement Manager you should have:

· Experience of Public Sector Category Management, Private Sector candidates will also be considered. You will also need strong project management skills as well as be able to manage key stakeholders in a complex environment

· Experience of Public Contract Regulations, issuing of contract notices and contract award processes.

· Experience in Vendor Management and Supply Chain Management.

· Experience of contractual terms and conditions relating to Operations and Repairs Services or Property, Facilities Management.

· Experience of working proactively to develop programme management.

· Experience of delivering innovative solutions giving value for money.

· IT skills - Microsoft office up to intermediate level.

· Experience of leading Category Management in a multi-site operation.


· Market knowledge of Operations and Repairs & Maintenance or Property Facilities Management

· Experienced in using e-tender systems, contracts registers and e-auctions. Able to work independently as well as a member of the procurement team and project teams.

· CIPS or working towards this.

What's on Offer

  • A competitive salary Circa£60,000 + fantastic holidays and flexible working.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • A supportive and inclusive company culture
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact in the Not for Profit environment.

If you are soon to be available with a background in procurement/ category management then please apply ASAP. Come and make a difference in an organisation that values its people and its mission.

Please apply ASAP as interview will take place next week.

Katie Martin
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Phone number
+44 113 388 9061

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Not For Profit
North West England
Contract type
Consultant name
Katie Martin
Consultant phone
+44 113 388 9061
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