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Category Manager

45000.00 - 52000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Specialist Area
Category Manager
Private sector
Contract Type
Full Time
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Reporting into the Head of Procurement the role of Category Manager will be responsible for leading the development of procurement plans and strategies for key areas of non-pay expenditure and maximising the value for money obtained in the acquisition of goods and services through sustainable, efficient and effective practices including the management of risks and compliance with the Public Procurement Regulations.

Your main duties will include:

* To manage and develop procurement strategies for a number of procurement categories, undertaking category analysis and offering innovative solutions that will reduce cost, drive efficiencies and produce best value

* To lead the full range of procurement support for all non-pay expenditure including contract specification, tendering, evaluation and providing advice

* Create and prepare all contractual documentations for signature, with effective implementation of new agreements, supporting stakeholders with appropriate training as required.

* Work closely with stakeholders to promote good purchasing practice including the provision of advice, support and help in coordinating specific purchasing projects and to introduce efficiencies in the full purchase to pay process. Build relationships, understand customer needs and develop a future view of requirements with alternative sourcing strategies.

* Deliver procurement and contract management training

* Produce and maintain appropriate procedures and guidance to support business processes and to inform finance staff, internal and external customers.

In addition to an expeienced procurement professional you will be an excellent relationship manager and have excellent communication skills.

Ideally you will be CIPS qualified or working towards to qualificatio as well as have experience in leading a category and public sector procurement
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