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Category Manager

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Procurement & Estates
£35,000 - £39,000
Northern Home Counties
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Local Government
Bradley Kleyn

Morgan Law is currently working with a Local Authority in the Northern Home Counties to recruit a Category Manager. Public Sector background is essential as is the ability to manage end to end procurements, both OJEU and non OJEU.

Key duties expected of the Category Manager includes:

  • To manage the end-to-end procurement process for projects of medium value, up to and including OJEU procurements of medium complexity.
  • Lead and influence strategic and commercial decisions and obtain approval from stakeholders.
  • Constructively engage with stakeholders when new procurements are planned to be undertaken demonstrating how our involvement is adding value and improving service delivery
  • Liaise with suppliers on key aspects of the procurement process such as clarification matters, market testing and contract preparation, treating them as ‘customers’ of the council’s processes
  • To ensure that the council’s procurement processes meet key legislative and policy requirements such as OJEU compliance, Transparency and the Social Value Act

Key experience includes:

  • MCIPS qualified (or willing to work towards this with clear evidence of aptitude)
  • Expert knowledge of the procurement process, ideally in a public sector environment
  • Experience of managing end-to-end procurement processes in a public sector setting