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    Uxbridge, London

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    Up to £55000.00 per annum

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    Lucy Goddard

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Category Manager

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two Category Managers covering (Professional Services & IT) to join this fantastic public sector organisation based in Uxbridge. The successful candidate will take ownership of the category vision and deliver category plans for the sourcing department. You will transform the procurement services into a leading organisation focusing on a highly effective procurement function with strong capability. The ideal candidate will also be from a public sector background and have in-depth OJEU experience.

Main responsibilities of the Category Manager

  • To take ownership of developing the category vision and drive the deliver for annual category plans
  • Gain a strong understanding of categories both internally and externally
  • Build strong working relationship with relevant stakeholders
  • To procure and negotiate contractual agreements
  • Be responsible for highlighting risk and issued through reporting
  • Run full end to end procurement tenders from start to finish

Skills & Experience required of the Category Manager

  • Degree or equivalent CIPS qualification
  • Significant experience of working in a large, complex organisation
  • Experience of managing end-to-end procurement processes, ideally in a public sector setting.
  • Experience of managing high value, complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of leading contractual negotiations, including complex and/or politically sensitive arrangements
  • Demonstrate experience at delivering savings to an organisation through effective category management
  • Must have in depth OJEU legislation expertise
  • Ability to analyse contracts and manage contracts at all levels
  • Experience in professional services or IT category management

Salary up to - £55,000 depending on experience

This role would be perfect for a category manager or category officer or procurement manager or sourcing manager or purchasing manager or senior buyer