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Category Manager

Category Manager

  • Location

    Essex, England

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ben Whyatt

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Cedar are supporting a Public Sector client, based in the East of England, for the recruitment of several Category Managers. These are permanent roles with a salary of up to £48,000 on offer (depending on experience). These roles will be 100% home based until March 2021, in line with government guidance, and will then be a mixture of home/office based.

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. You will lead the development, maintenance and implementation of category strategies, ensure there is alignment to organisational objectives with a focus on implementing innovative approaches/solutions to deliver complex end to end project and procurements in line with OJEU/PCR2015 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 experience covering:

  • MCIPS qualified (or working towards) or equivalent qualifications/work experience
  • Experience using Category Management methodologies to deliver cost savings and/or service improvements
  • Experience of running end to end PCR2015 and OJEU compliant Procurements
  • Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills