Category Manager

Job title – Category Manager
Location – London E17
Contract – 6 month fixed term + possible extension
Hours – Full time
Salary: £65,000- £68,000 per annum.

We are currently seeking a Category Manager on a fixed term contract to support in the effective management of the contracts across the organisation. The Category Manager to lead the procurement team in the delivery of a range of significant projects across the People procurement category.

Duties would include:

Plan and organise work to ensure the delivery of those aspects of the service for which responsible. Manage risk within area of responsibility. Ensure all stakeholders are aware of and comply with relevant regulations and procedures. Manage relationships with delivery partners/providers/suppliers to commission/manage/evaluate/enhance appropriate service delivery/capacity within the area of responsibility. Develop service plans to meet strategic business goals. Ensure compliance with all internal and external standards. Lead the development and oversee the implementation of contracts, processes, performance criteria, standards, governance frameworks, and procedures within the area of responsibility. Advise Directors, Members, staff, external consultants, and others on complex procurement and contractual matters associated with projects. Provide professional challenge and advice to colleagues, managers, and partner organisations. Lead major procurements using the appropriate methods and procedures. Guide relevant procurements via DPS. Manage major projects and control allocated resources from support services and service areas. Lead on delivery of sustainable procurement outcomes required by the programme, covering all elements of sustainability.

The Ideal candidate will have:

Experience, Skills and Knowledge

Experience in a range of indirect procurement areas within the Public sector Experience of developing and successfully delivering sourcing solutions, realising strategic objectives. Delivering projects to time and budget using a structured method eg PRinCE2. Strong communication and influencing skills and the ability to explain issues across the Council and partnerships. Full member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent strategic procurement/sourcing experience.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send your CV now for consideration.

If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Lewis at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to

  • Location: Woodford Green, England
  • Salary: £65000 - £68000 per annum
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Posted: 17-Jun-2024
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