Temporary Category Manager
Are you an experienced finance manager seeking a new opportunity?We at Tudor Employment are proud to be recruiting for a temporary Category Manager on behalf of our client in the education sector, based in Wolverhampton (WV1).You will lead procurement activities for the designated category area of goods and services for the University, although must be flexible to work on other Categories as required.
There is an expectation for you to undertake procurement of non-category specific areas across the University base as required by the demands of the department.
Day to day, you will interact with internal departments and suppliers as required to deliver the responsibilities of the post.
As required, your attendance at national events will be expected as the need arises.
Other responsibilities include undertaking general administrative duties connected with the procurement activities and the monitoring and updating of various University databases when necessary.Are you the right person for this role? Desirably, the Category Manager will:
Possess a business related degree, with education to A Level as a minimumBe willing to work towards CIPS qualificationDemonstrate previous experience of statistical analysisHave previous experience of procurement processes, and comprehend associated legislationBe able to demonstrate success leading a team of personnel
What will I be doing? Day to day duties of the Category Manager role are:
Scoping, development and finalisation of general Tender documentation with the guidance of other departmental personnelUpload to the University e-Tendering system and manage the Tender process whilst live on the portal, ensuring all communications to Tenders is via the portalManage the project/multiple projects from receipt into the section to formal award of the requirement through to day to day monitoring during the term of the ContractThe post holder will be required to play a major role in assessing and managing contractual risk, identifying category spend and recommending the most appropriate procurement strategy to meet customer requirements whilst maintaining compliance with University policy and procedures; this will involve tendering activities and the use of Framework Agreements and ContractsProvide operational technical procurement support/advice and guidance to Faculties and Departments to aid decisions as requiredResearch the market for suitable Suppliers of the goods/services and be able to liaise with the stakeholders on the product/service areaUpdate the Contracts Database as required and monitor expiry dates to feed into senior management concerning potential future tender activitiesMonitoring the Agresso Finance system for Purchase Order approval and sign off of these orders depending on value and internal protocolsAssist in the preparation of reports internally and externally, including statistical returns and data analysis as and when requiredTake independent decisions when the project allows and provide advice to contribute to the decision making processLead the Tender evaluation activity gaining confirmation from the project team and provide an analysis of the project including creation of a Contract Award Report for committee on the recommendations madeLiaise professionally and confidently with Stakeholders concerning the tenders received and the evaluation processCommunicate effectively and appropriately across a wide range of audiences to ensure relevant procurement adviceLiaise, establish and maintain positive links with external agencies and providersMake use of available technologies and resources to assist in the delivery of projects i.e.
‘Contracts Finder’, Twitter etcBe conversant with the EU Directives and Public Contracts Regulations for Public Procurement and adhere to the University’s Purchasing Procedures manual, ensuring compliance with the University’s Financial Regulations, Financial Procedures and Procurement Procedures and GuidelinesAssist the University to achieve value for money through the promotion of best purchasing practice, as well as compliance with internal and external regulations governing procurement activity.
Providing professional procurement advice as requiredUnderstand the requirements of the Sustainable Procurement Flexible Framework and ensure implementation in the tender and contract management activitiesReport to senior managers on procurement risks, ongoing activity and benefits achievedUnderstand and encourage the use of existing contracts (local, regional, or national), updating the department register if any of these contracting routes changeLiaise with Suppliers during the course of the Contract and manage day to day activities, in addition to arranging and attending regular Business Review Meetings with the Suppliers for ongoing performance, compliance and innovationUnderstand, and be able to contribute to, wider collaborative initiatives.
Attend and represent the University at various regional and national procurement groups as required
What are the hours of work?The Category Manager would be expected to work full-time, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9AM and 5PM.
There is an opportunity to explore working across other University sites, should they be more accessible, however the expectation to commute to the main Wolverhampton hub in WV1 will remain.What is the rate of pay?The Category Manager will be paid between £16.77 and £18.31 per hour, dependant on experience.
This equates to approximately £32,000 to £35,500 per annum, pro rata.How do I apply?Forward a copy of your CV to email@example.com, citing TEAWOLCAM/16.Alternatively, for more information please call 01922 725445 and speak to Naomi (extension 1013) or a member of the commercial team.#TeamTudor hope to hear from you soon.