Category Manager

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Grade 8 -9 (SCP 37-47) • £32,486 - £36,379/£38,237 - £41,966
03 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Category Manager

Grade 8 -9 (SCP 37-47) • £32,486 - £36,379/£38,237 - £41,966

(progression rules apply) • 37 hpw, permanent

Sunderland City Council is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced procurement professional to join our Corporate Procurement team as a Category Manager to provide a professional, customer-focused service within a Category Management Framework.

The Council believes that all procurement goods/works/service categories are transferrable, therefore we welcome applications from anyone specialising in any procurement category.

You will develop and implement procurement scoping strategies to determine the optimum route to market for a diverse range of contract opportunities in category areas of spend within agreed resources and timescales.

A key outcome is to achieve best value and cost effectiveness, via innovative approaches with an emphasis on minimising costs and commercial risk whilst achieving cash releasing savings without impacting on quality.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Glenda Malone, Assistant Head of Procurement on 0191 561 1774 or

Applications should be made online at For further assistance contact the Org Man & Resourcing Services Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755.

Email: Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon 18th April 2018.