Category Manager - Construction

Salary £44,510 - £54,880 per annum (under review)
17 Jul 2018
12 Aug 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager (Construction)

Salary £44,510 - £54,880 per annum (under review)

Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.  Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in the country with over 500,000 sqm of space and the College is currently investing in a large scale capital programme focused on further developing and enhancing the estate.

The Category Manager role is part of the purchasing department within the Finance Division at Imperial College London that has responsibility for leading and managing all purchasing activities across College including the co-ordination, letting, management, and monitoring of purchasing agreements that are used by faculties, departments and divisions.

The Category Manager’s role will be to manage and lead sourcing activities for major construction projects including an ability to deliver mini-competitions using the College’s preferred list of consultants and contractors and delivering high quality contracts for construction works and services. This is a key role responsible for playing an integral part in the delivery of College’s £multi-million capital investment programme consisting of a host of new-build, refurbishment, fit out and alteration projects.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a procurement and supply chain management role relating to the construction and property industry and will therefore probably have worked either for an estate owner-occupier, property company, developer or contractor.  As an integral team member, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work closely and successfully with internal colleagues as well as external stakeholders and partners.

It is expected that you will be educated to Degree level either in a supply chain management or construction related subject or will have equivalent in-depth category management experience.

For more information including a full job description please contact our advisor Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on +44 (0) 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for application is 12th August. Interviews will take place at Imperial College London w/c 3rd September.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.



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