Category Manager

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Prescot, Merseyside
Salary: £60,000.00 plus 10% Car Allowance (Depending on Experience)
21 Aug 2018
21 Sep 2018
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Consultant, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

We are currently working with a Private Sector client based in Prescot, Merseyside who are on the look for an experienced Category Manager to join their team. This is a permanent requirement with a salary of up to £60,000.00 on offer which also includes a Car Allowance equivalent to 10% of the offered salary. The role also has a lot of flexibility with work being a mixture of onsite and offsite (both from home and from client sites).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading a business unit and being the ultimate technical expert for the Construction spend category, providing overall management direction and accountability for the category, frameworks, supply chain, member base and internal resources;
  • Delivering high levels of quality and member satisfaction that engender repeat business, effective relationships and high levels of member loyalty;
  • Performing consistently against income targets, and having control over expenditure to maximise the contribution to profit from the Construction business unit;
  • Ensuring members benefit from best value through the procurement tender process and receive qualified evidence to support the outcome.

Experience Required:

  • MCIPS qualified or working towards
  • A technical qualification in RICS / MCIOB / RIBA / APM or equivalent would be advantageous
  • Ideally have hands on experience and / or knowledge of the Construction and / or Social Housing sectors.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills – evidenced by a good track record of managing staff and / or consultants / contractors and external customers / suppliers
  • End to end procurement experience – from category strategy development through to evaluation and award
  • Strong commercial acumen ability to ensure all financial aspects of income and expenditure is effectively managed.
  • Demonstrable track record in a management role within a built environment category (including construction, compliance, facilities management, heating and renewable)
  • Ability to travel and occasional overnight stays
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Able to analyse information, make sound adjustments, appraise performance and manage risk.
  • Ability to identify, engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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