• Location

    Bicester, Oxfordshire

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  • Job type:

    Interim & Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £43000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Goddard

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Procurement Category Manager

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Procurement Category Manager to join this public sector organisation based in Bicester who will support the Head of Procurement in delivery of a strategic procurement service to the trust on a specific portfolio of sourcing categories and contribute significantly to the delivery of allocation procurement projects within key markets. This role is non clinical and will be responsible for IT Procurement.

Main responsibilities of the Procurement Category Manager

  • To engage and work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that trust requirements are processed
  • To undertake work related to the procurement of goods and services within category area of responsibility
  • To ensure that all Trust systems and records are maintained in an efficient and effective manner in respect of supplier related information and performance management requirements in accordance with Trust policy
  • To collect, collate and analyse information to provide statistical and financial information as requested by the Head of Procurement to support monthly and annual reporting procedures, using spreadsheets, databases etc. manipulating the data in an appropriate manner
  • To assist with the sourcing of products within category areas of responsibility when requested, using databases and information sources as appropriate, preparing information for the reporting process when appropriate
  • To participate in formal audits and stock-takes when required, recording information accurately
  • To provide operational cover for the Head of Procurement as required

Skills & Experience required of the Procurement Category Manager

  • Degree or equivalent CIPS qualification
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Demonstrate experience at delivering savings to an organisation through effective category management
  • Must have in depth OJEU legislation expertise
  • Knowledge of stock control
  • Experience leading the full cradle to grave procurement process
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously;
  • Ability to analyse contracts and manage contracts at all levels

Salary up to £43,000

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