Category Manager

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Pascoe

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Category Manager to join charity based in London. The company are in the process of expanding their procurement team and are looking for passionate and ambitious individuals to support them with the growth. The Category Manager will sit in the procurement department and report into the Head of Procurement. This job offers excellent progression opportunities over the next few years, including an opportunity to grow a team around this role.


Key responsibilities of the Category Manager include:

Design category plans to identify long term strategy.

Lead for significant tenders within the organisation.

Develop relationships across the foundation in different areas, understanding demand to leverage scale and scope.

Understand requirements & constraints.

Manage compliance to procurement policy within boundaries.

Identify internal consolidation potential and also ability to work collaboratively with other charities.

Prepare and communicate the procurement value proposition to key stakeholders.

Develop and implement appropriate tender processes.


Person Specification of the Category Manager:

Working knowledge of EU Regulations / Public Contract Regulations

Extensive experience within Procurement / Category Management

Proven experience of achieving substantial cost savings.

Indirect Category experience.

Knowledge of eProcurement and Procurement Best Practice.

Degree qualified or equivalent.

Professional qualifications would be an advantage e.g. CIPS.

Excellent communication and negotiation skills


Candidates will have previous experience within purchasing or procurement, at Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Procurement Manager level and be keen to progress in their career.