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Category Manager

Category Manager

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Billy Lamond

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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  • Consultant:

    Billy Lamond

Category Manager l 12 month FTC l £48,000 l Remote Working / Essex l Public Sector

Cedar are supporting a large Public Sector client based in Essex who are recruiting for several Category Manager positions. These roles are on an initial 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (FTC) with the potential to convert to a full time permanent position with a salary range between £40,000 up to £48,000 on offer.

These opportunities will be Remote Working, in line with current government guidance, and will then revert to a mix of home and Remote Working (confirmed as 1-3 days in the office when required).

The Category Manager will report into the Head of Procurement and will have no line management responsibilities. Successful candidates will work with key stakeholders to scope out requirements for a range of goods/services and assess the market to determine the best approach for spend.

This is an exciting opportunity or a strong category manager to lead the development, maintenance and implementation of category strategies, ensuring there is alignment to organisational objectives with a focus on implementing innovative approaches/solutions. the category manager will deliver complex end to end project and procurements in line with OJEU / PCR 2015 and internal policies. You will also be required to manage strategic suppliers and their contracts and to negotiate all commercial and/or contractual terms to achieve positive outcomes.

Candidates applying for this role MUST HAVE:

  • Ideally MCIPS qualified (or working towards) or equivalent qualifications/work experience
  • Experience and understanding of Category Management methodologies to deliver cost savings and/or service improvements
  • Strong experience running end to end Procurements in the Public Sector in line with PCR and OJEU regulations
  • Strong experience of negotiating with Suppliers and managing stakeholders
  • Experience in categories covering areas such as ICT, Waste Management, Corporate Services, Social Care (Adult & Children Services) and Property/Constructions would be advantageous.

The Benefits

  • £48,000 Salary
  • Generous Pension
  • Remote working
  • Generous Holiday
  • Fringe Benefits

Apply Now to be Considered!