Category Manager (Adult & Social)

East Midlands
GBP35000 - GBP40000 per annum +
09 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018
Sam Coleman
Specialist Area
Category management, Contracts
Job Level
Public Sector
Full Time

Adult Social Category Manager within the public sector

End to end Category Management including contract negotiation and service delivery

Client Details

The client is a public sector organisation with a large remit and area of responsibility. The organisation is based in the East Midlands but will involve some travel between counties on the occasional basis.


Create and manage large complex sourcing projects and negotiation activities with key suppliers, in line with the Adult Social Category strategies, ensuring solutions meet the organisational requirements and deliver in-year savings targets impacting efficiency's.

Drive initiatives, from the procurement point of view, to achieve on time and in full whilst engaging with senior internal and external stakeholders.

Managing Strategic Sourcing projects from strategy development through to sourcing, negotiation and contract award.

Agreeing (and performing, as appropriate) post contract award Contract Management (contract admin) roles and responsibilities with stakeholders.

Build a clear and creditable category strategy ensuring integration into the organisations wider procurement strategy.


The successful Adult Social Category Manager will have:

3-5 years experience delivering both full OJEU and light touch OJEU procurement's.

Sourcing, procurement and contract management skills and experience across Adult Social Category with at least 3-5 years procurement experience.

Good knowledge and understanding of commercial and operational requirements.

Experience in the development and delivery of operational strategy and a track record of ensuring that such strategies deliver sustainable benefits and are fit for operational delivery.

Strong organisational skills, with experience of project management and program management, and a track record of successful deployment of major change initiatives during industry transformation.

Job Offer

An excellent opportunity to join an extremely experienced procurement team that is stepping up their responsibility within their organisation due to critical exposure of the category. In this role you will be part of a large function but with a real opportunity to take control and drive change.

In addition, this role has been earmarked for progression in the future and the successful candidate would have an opportunity to advance their career at an accelerated pace.

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