Category Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne
GBP35000 - GBP37000 per annum +
12 Mar 2018
11 Apr 2018
Emily Bland
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

In this role, you will be key in the delivery of end to end category management, procuring requirements in line with business objectives and category strategy. You will be accustomed to EU regulations and will be a sophisticated stakeholder engager.

Client Details

The client is a very well-known, established public sector organisation.


The successful Category Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing end to end tender processes from requirement, building specifications, evaluation, contract award through to contract management

  • Undertake the development, review and negotiation of large, complex contracts, ensuring the delivery of the commercial pipeline

  • Deliver supplier cost reduction targets from new and existing contracts, identifying increased efficiencies and process improvements

  • Ensure contract performance and risk management

  • Provide expert commercial support to key stakeholders

  • Deliver commercial support utilising the organisation's eProcurement tool

  • Managing relationships with stakeholders and confidently leading dialogue with these stakeholders throughout the procurement process

  • Proactively engage with supplier base for innovation and influence best practise on procurement processes


The successful Category Manager will have the following experience:

  • Strong experience conducting complex procurement activities in a public sector environment

  • Accustomed to delivering complex, business critical procurement projects

  • Accustomed to supporting OJEU tender processes from specification to award

  • Contract management experience

  • Strong stakeholder management ability

  • MCIPS or similar is desirable but not essential

Job Offer

In return, you will receive a basic salary of up to £37,000 dep. on skills and experience.