Skip to main content

Category Manager

Published 07 May 2024
£42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Derby, Derbyshire
Job Starts: 7th May 2024

Job Description

Category Manager
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Derby (Hybrid working)

Are you an experienced and self-driven Category Manager seeking a role that makes a real impact on business performance? Join our esteemed partner in the heart of the railway industry! We are currently recruiting a Category Manager to contribute to the success of various improvement projects across the business.

Main Duties:
- Develop tactical procurement strategies for projects, leading sourcing and implementation in line with policies.
- Lead sourcing activities, identifying the right suppliers and delivery partners in line with Procurement Policy (PCR) and Utilities Contract Regulations 2016 (UCR).
- Create contractual agreements ensuring fitness for purpose and commercial viability.
- Advise and support stakeholders on best practices for obtaining value for money and highest quality.
- Manage and approve POs for audit trails and compliance.
- Hold suppliers accountable through clear and robust contract management.
- Support the delivery of Procurement KPIs throughout the National Rail Contract.
- Proactively collaborate on group procurement sourcing strategies for optimal value.
- Manage and govern the contracts database, ensuring validity and resolving breaches.
- Support continuous improvement of sustainable procurement (ISO20400).
- Lead stakeholder meetings, ensuring policy compliance and governance.
- Communicate UK laws and industry standards regarding purchasing and contract activities.
- Ensure financially checked suppliers to minimise risk and exposure.

Skills and Experience Needed:
- CIPS qualified or looks to complete in the future
- Experience dealing within PCR and UCR
- Previous work experience within a public sector organisation
- Significant experience in contractual agreements and terms development.
- Ability to work under time constraints without compromising quality.
- Strong analytical skills to analyse complex spend data.
- Proficient in ICT systems, including e-procurement systems and Microsoft suite.
- Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
- High commercial acumen with organisational and documentation skills.
- Flexible attitude and willingness to embrace new challenges.

Our Offer:
- £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
- Hybrid working, home-based work 2-3 days per week.
- Great pension scheme.
- Free First Class work travel.
- Free Standard Class leisure travel.
- Friends and Family discounts.
- 75% discount on national leisure travel (including partners and dependants).
- Flexible working hours.
- 32 days holiday per year.

If you possess top quality skills within the realms of procurement and supply chain management, we invite you to submit your application. Become part of our partners team and apply today!

Please put your home postcode on your CV when applying. Our recruitment tech uses this to make sure your CV is reviewed by the relevant consultant, for the relevant job(s), in the relevant geography.

Macildowie are a recruitment business working on behalf of a client to recruit this role. Your personal data may be forwarded to that client company as part of the application process.

If you would like information on how we will process your data please go to our website ( and view our fair processing notices which are located at the bottom of the page under privacy policies. Within the fair processing notice for Candidates there is guidance on how to amend your contact preferences or exercise your rights relating to personal data. We can't provide direct links as email address and website urls within our job adverts are removed by some of the websites on which we advertise.

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the region's premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at

Share this Job

Posted by

Similar Jobs

Junior Buyer in North Northamptonshire

Procurement Officer in Ashfield

Purchasing Administrator in Charnwood

Buyer/Planner in North West Leicestershire

Buyer (Indirects) in East Staffordshire