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    £53000 - £59600 per annum + pension

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A brand new and exciting opportunity for a Senior Category Manager to join a well-known public sector organisation based in Winchester, with a salary up to £59,000! The Senior Category Manager will be joining the Strategic Procurement Team to support across a range of categories within the organisation. Candidates will have previous experience in procurement and purchasing at Senior Category manager or Senior Procurement manager level and be keen to develop themselves in their career!

Responsibilities of the Senior Category Manager:

  • Plan, drive and deliver category initiatives relating to complex and high-value areas of spend
  • Design and lead procurement and commercial initiatives
  • Act as mentor to lower grade resources across the Strategic Procurement Team
  • Peer review tender documents and statutory notices for compliance and accuracy
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting from the project team
  • Resolve procurement and commercial issues through the provision of sound professional judgement and strong Procurement and Commercial knowledge

The ideal Senior Category Manager will have:

  • 3+ years' experience of working in Public Sector procurement in a senior management role within a large and multi-disciplinary organisation.
  • In-depth working knowledge and understanding of public sector procurement and Public Contract Regulations 2015
  • Experience in managing high value and more complex tenders
  • Strong line management experience


Up to £59,000 + pension + flexible hybrid working.

This role will be ideal for you if you have previous experience within procurement or purchasing as a Senior Purchasing Manager, Senior Procurement Manager or Senior Category Manager.