Category Manager 12-month FTC

Procurement Heads are pleased to be working with a housing association based in Hampshire to recruit a Category Manager on a 12-month FTC.

We’re looking for several Category Managers to join the team and support with the growth of the team following a recent merger. 

Your responsibilities as a Category Manager will include

  • Overseeing your categories and analysing trends in spend; supplier engagement; contracts to develop strategic procurement solutions to deliver efficiencies and benefits to the business
  • Delivering a portfolio of sourcing projects from end-to-end, ensuring the business receives value for money, meets project timelines and delivers to a high high standard
  • Leading supplier engagement and sourcing activity from definition of requirements and sourcing, through to tender and life cycle management
  • Building strong relationships with internal stakeholders to understand business plans and objectives as well as any challenges, opportunities and identifying any risks
  • Undertaking market research, including on Suppliers, Markets and framework opportunities to support active procurement projects
  • Ensuring all expenditure is identified with routes to market being clearly defined
  • Identifying areas where Procurement can add measurable value in terms of sourcing exercises; onward effective supplier management and strategic procurement

Key requirements 

  • Strong experience in supplier relationship management, ensuring you seek value for money deals with suppliers 
  • Ideally a background in Development, Construction, Property Services or Corporate Services procurement activity
  • Understanding of the principles of procurement with the ability to transfer and apply this understanding to different projects across multiple categories
  • To be well organised with a high attention to detail
  • An agile approach with the ability to work successfully on multiple projects at different stages, effectively prioritising tasks
  • To be self-motivated and an active collaborator, sharing ideas and working cohesively with the wider team
  • An understanding of, or exposure to, PCR projects is beneficial to this role but is not essential

Benefits include

  • Salary of £50,000 – £57,000 
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company pension scheme matched up to 12%, life cover at 4x salary
  • Hybrid 

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