Senior Category Manager

Dudley Permanent £42,503 - £45,495 per year
  • A fantastic opportunity in a public sector organisation
  • The position offers hybrid working with excellent benefits

About Our Client

Dudley Council is committed to making sure local people receive the best possible public services.

We are incredibly proud of our council and the borough it serves. It is a unique and very special place. We know that if you join us, you will receive a warm welcome, work with some very loyal and committed colleagues and contribute positively to making life better for our residents, businesses and visitors.

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and ambitious Category Manager to join a growing Procurement team and play a key role designing and implementing procurement strategies for Dudley Council.

Procurement is at the heart of Dudley Council's £1billion regeneration agenda, which involves IT transformation, housing improvements and the delivery of services for adults and children. We arrange contracts for a wide variety of goods, services and works each year, and we are in an exciting period to develop and deliver system change across the organisation.

As Senior Category Manager, you will be responsible for leading a small team to design and implement procurement strategies, resulting in the award of robust, fit for purpose contracts. You will need to influence and support business departments and leaders to help them achieve time, cost and quality objectives and manage competing demands.

Working alongside the Procurement Business Partners on our multi-year council wide transformation programme, you will ensure that we have solid foundations on which to build our vision for the future, providing technical expertise to the programme, and supporting the delivery of major projects.

The Successful Applicant

· An excellent understanding and experience of the procurement lifecycle.

· An excellent understanding of the legislation and governance controlling the public sector procurement environment.

· Experience in creating and publishing a variety of tender packs for the marketplace, including complex procurements.

· A degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline, or a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) qualification (or be working towards this).

What's on Offer


· A generous Local Government Pension

· Agile Working - supporting and promoting a positive work/life balance

· Annual Leave -30 days, rising a further 4 days after 5 years' continuous service (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day)

· Learning & Development - A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Staff Counselling Service - In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client

· Wellbeing - a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing

· Occupational Health - a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally

· Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave - Enhanced entitlement above national average

· Sick Pay - Enhanced entitlement above national average

· Corporate Gym Membership - across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres

Flexible working

We offer a flexible hybrid working approach, meaning the role can either be performed working from home, office based, or a mix of the two.

Employees can also accrue 10 hours of flex leave each month.

Julia Taylor
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Phone number
+44 114 263 6033

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Julia Taylor
Consultant phone
+44 114 263 6033
Job reference