Procurement Category Manager

Redhill, Surrey
£35,000 - £38,000
28 Aug 2019
16 Sep 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Raven Housing Trust has a clear social purpose: building homes and changing lives. When you join us as a Procurement Category Manager – where you will have full responsibility for the procurement of maintenance and building contracts – you will also be focused on delivering a service that keeps our residents and other customers satisfied.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will focus on the effective procurement of contractors across key construction and maintenance categories. This will involve being responsible for the end-to-end tender process and evaluating and recommending the use of Framework Providers.

You will also be responsible for evaluating our current expenditure, implementing procurement strategies that deliver quality and value, and reviewing the performance and development of the supply chain of your assigned portfolio of categories. Acting as an internal consultant to Assets and Services and ensuring a fully compliant procurement capability, are also key aspects of the role.


To secure this exciting opportunity, we’re looking for a proactive, organised and self-motivated individual, preferably with a CIPS Level 4 Diploma qualification or working towards, or demonstrable equivalent experience. You will also have broad experience gained within the Housing Sector (or similar) procurement environments, including use of the Public Contract Regulations, OJEU and Section 20, plus experience in assessing procurement and category management methodology, preparing tender documentation, undertaking contractor liaison and procuring contractors in a fast-paced and developing procurement environment.

An excellent communicator, both verbal and written, with strong interpersonal, prioritisation and IT skills, you will also be target-driven, able to demonstrate a good eye for detail and have impressive attention to detail.

Most importantly, you share our values: earning trust by being open and accountable, listening with an open mind, working collaboratively and caring about making things better.

When you join Raven, you’ll become an integral part of a 220+ team of talented, enthusiastic and innovative people who are committed to building communities. We don’t just invest in neighbourhoods, we invest in our people too. We offer good salaries and benefits, a great pension scheme, 27 days’ paid holiday (FTE) plus bank and statutory holidays, sickness benefit and a comprehensive package of H&S and personal development training to enable staff to develop their skills and careers.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Monday 16th September 2019 – Interviews to be held 19/20th September

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