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My public sector client, based in the North West, is looking to recruit a number of Category Managers into their team. Working as part of a large procurement unit, and across categories including construction, FM, professional services and health and social care.

The main responsibility of the role as Category Manager is to lead and influence your category area of spend, ensuring procurement exercises are managed in line with relevant public sector regulations and policies as well as support the development of category strategies going forward.

Duties of the role will include:

  • To support the development and delivery of a strategic sourcing programme for defined category areas. To devise appropriate procurement strategies whilst understanding spend profiles and the delivery of projects within time constraints and within defined budgets.
  • To provide comprehensive, relevant and high value insight into all procurement and commercial aspects of specific categories. To understand the supply chain, the commercial environment, the nature of demand and the cultural and political forces which influence it.
  • To proactively plan, lead and manage procurement projects whilst developing strategic relationships with internal customers and stakeholders alike
  • To ensure that procurement governance is adhered to including robust data analysis, opportunity assessment, strategy development and creation of appropriate evaluation criteria. All in accordance with EU procurement directives, UK legislation and Local Authority Contract Standing Orders

These roles are being offered on a permanent basis with a hybrid working pattern (2 days a week in the office). The salary range is £48,000 to £53,000.

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