Category Manager

6 days left

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
Salary €60,690- €78,675 p.a.
15 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member

Category Manager, Office of Government Procurement

Salary €60,690- €78,675 p.a.

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is the central procurement body for the public sector, bringing a professional approach to public procurement, to drive fair,transparent and open competition in the market place while delivering sustainable savings and better value for the taxpayer. The OGP delivers a wide variety of sourcing activitythrough the establishment of national Framework Agreements, delivering both mini competitions and bespoke competitions for goods and services for its customers.

The OGP is looking for experienced and commercially aware individuals who wish to develop a career in the Government’s central procurement body. Category Managers have a role in delivering on the OGP’s commitment to implement the public procurement reform agenda and to deliver on its remit. You will have the opportunity to work on a wider variety of procurement projects and with a wide range of stakeholders across all sectors in the public service  This is excellent opportunity for candidates to have a role in delivering the OGP’s commitment to implement the public procurement reform agenda and achieve its objectives.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Managing & developing teams of procurement professionals to ensure efficient and effective working structures, performance management arrangements and delivery of sourcing objectives;
  • Managing and delivering compliant sourcing projects in assigned categories of expenditure, tracking risks and issues and reporting on procurement project(s) progression;
  • Contributing to the strategic development of Procurement Reform Programme and the OGP;
  • Providing to Category Councils, high-quality market insight and analysis, supporting the development of appropriate category and sourcing strategies;
  • Establishing close working relationship with all internal & external stakeholders.
  • Developing & contributing to the maintenance of a “category & spot buying knowledge bank” as a record of the category and spot buying information and strategy(s);
  • Reviewing uptake and performance of established arrangements with key stakeholders;

Successful candidates will have a minimum two years direct experience in a procurement role and practical experience in either managing or establishing commercial arrangements. S/he will have a proven track record in leading on the delivery of results; strong interpersonal, communication, issue resolution and persuasive skills.

Full details of the role including detailed eligibility criteria and the application process are available on

The closing date for applications is 3pm on the 29th June 2017.