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Category Manager - Staffing and Corporate

Published 23 August 2023
£43742.00 - £50056.00 per annum
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Job Starts: 23rd August 2023
Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics

Job Description






Macildowie are very excited to be working with a Public sector organisation that is determined to deliver excellent service to a varied set of stakeholders. The holder of this post will be a Category Manager, who will be responsible for leading specific strategic sourcing projects for defined categories within the organisation, accountable to a Senior Category Manager.

The successful candidate will also be expected to take a wider customer service role and champion Procurement activity throughout the organisation, adhering to a mix of different general duties.


  • Running complex OJEU procurements, managing multiple senior stakeholders, and reporting and presenting as required via Prince 2 methodology in both written and verbal formats.
  • Implementing a category management strategy, delivering effective procurement and supporting the management of key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality.
  • Leading large procurement activities, delivering savings and other optimal outcomes of a tactical (cost reduction) and strategic nature in a challenging environment. Accordingly, you will be able to demonstrate change management and stakeholder management skills across decentralised business units.
  • Gaining competitive advantage for the organisation and leveraging the Trust spend within categories.
  • Lead the development of compliant on-line catalogues within Procurement. Implement and action a plan to rationalise the current range of products available through on-line catalogues and manage the ongoing maintenance of this information.
  • Seeking out and engaging appropriate internal and external stakeholders at Senior Manager level to provide the information and insight to support the development of the strategic options within categories.
  • Supporting Senior Category Managers with the negotiation and completion of contracts often of a complex nature to support the category strategy.
  • To ensure contract compliance, pursuing procurement excellence through implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects.
  • To produce regular capacity and performance reports, verbal and written to Senior Category Managers and / or the Deputy Head of Procurement as required.

The Category Manager will also chair or be a member of groups and committees as required by the Deputy Head of Procurement or the needs of the post, imparting their skills and transferring procurement and / or product knowledge to Senior Buyers and Buyers where necessary.

If successful you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package including an extremely generous pension scheme, 27 days holiday plus statutory holidays, retention bonus payable after 12 months, supplement for having completed your MCIPS and flexible hybrid working.

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Required Skills

  • CIPS
  • Procurement
  • Category Management
  • Procurement Management

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