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    £53000 - £59000.00 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:

  • Lead procurement activity of high complexity and/or value and/or strategic importance with significant stakeholder ownership and management
  • Design and lead procurement and commercial initiatives
  • Work together with clients to deliver savings and benefits targets through innovative sourcing and market shaping activities and ensure accurate tracking and delivery of assigned performance targets measured against a balanced scorecard of metrics
  • Plan, drive and deliver complex high-value tenders across the Procurement lifecycle with support from the Procurement Category team
  • Act as mentor to lower grade resources across the Strategic Procurement Team to build skills, capabilities and confidence and support the development of a high performing team.

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
  • Has been developing their in-depth knowledge of Procurement Act 2023
  • 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.