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    £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

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A fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager to join an Educational Body based in Hertfordshire with a salary of up to £45,000. The Procurement Manager role will be Hybrid working 2/3 days in office. The Procurement Manager will pursue purchasing excellence and value for money through the implementation of professional, efficient and effective practices, to build on its professional reputation to its numerous stakeholders both internally and externally. The Procurement Manager will also develop and lead on any defined portfolio of sourcing categories and projects throughout the tender process and subsequent contract management for contracts managed by the procurement team. To ensure any tendering and contract award process is carried out in accordance with the appropriate Policies and Regulations (UPR's) and the Public Contracts Regulations (PCRs).

Role responsibilities of the Category Manager include:

  • Pursuing procurement excellence and value for money through the implementation of professional, efficient and effective procurement processes to achieve strategic goals.
  • Defining, developing and leading a defined portfolio of sourcing categories as determined by the Head of Procurement. The category scope or projects may be subject to change overtime due to the diverse nature of fulfilling needs.
  • Undertaking the full tender and due diligence process including appraisals for potential suppliers, commercial evaluation, negotiation for high value, contentious or strategic contract award, risk register recording, business continuity management, contract creation with service deliverables.
  • Building effective collaborative relationships with stakeholders to promote a responsive, agile and professional department.

Person Specification of the Category Manager include:

  • Proven substantial experience in a procurement function in either a public sector or commercial environment covering a broad spectrum of business requirements is essential
  • Demonstrable understanding of legislative and regulatory requirements in respect of tendering through the Public Contracts Regulations and Consortia Frameworks is essential
  • Proficient in the use of e-tendering & e-procurement systems and processes
  • Self-motivated, confident, conscientious, enjoys new challenges and committed to providing a professional service
  • Innovative and flexible approach to work to meet changing priorities, deadlines and conflicting demands


Up to £45,000

Hybrid working 2/3 times a week in office

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Senior Buyer, Sourcing Specialist, Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer or Category Manager