Category Manager

3 days left

N W U P C Ltd
Based in the city centre, close to Piccadilly Gardens
£35,000 + benefits
26 Jul 2019
23 Aug 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

NWUPC is a not for profit organisation owned by its member universities in the North West. Our primary objective is “to provide a structure for Higher Education Institutions mutually to secure value for money in matters relating to the procuring of goods and services”.  We achieve this by supporting and delivering collaborative procurement so that our members have compliant and effective routes to market.

We are seeking to appoint a Category Manager to join our Contracting Team.  The organisation’s ongoing successes have created the opportunity for growth and an additional team member to join us at an exciting point in our procurement journey. 

The HE sector is a varied and diverse community to work in and the post holder will gain exposure to a wide range of projects across spend areas both goods and services.  You will deliver Framework Agreements that add value to our membership; delivering costs savings whilst driving benefits and ensuring an excellent standard of compliance with statutory legislation. 

The role holder will develop category strategies and be responsible for delivering these working in collaboration with stakeholders across the North West region as well as nationally.  You will be responsible for the procurement process, supplier relationship management and stakeholder management within the category area and will deliver excellent customer service to our members.

You must be MCIPS qualified (or have achieved NVQ level 6 in Procurement or Supply Chain Management) and have procurement experience. 

You will possess excellent organisational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and be highly motivated and target driven.

We work with our members to raise standards and good practice in procurement and related matters through training, education and stakeholder engagement.

We are proud of our Investors in People Platinum and Customer Service Excellence achievements.

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