Category Manager

The Procurement function within this innovative Research and Education organisation has taken on an increasingly strategic and important presence. In light of a high value Estate Development programme, including a range of Multi-million pound service contracts, an opportunity has arisen for an Estates Category Manager to join the Central Procurement Team.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement and Director of estates, the Category Manager will be delivering critical projects aligned to the Estate and Facilities management strategy, providing commercial support across a wide spectrum of activities including Hard & Soft FM.  You will also have leadership responsibility for the Estates Procurement team, as well as developing and managing internal and external stakeholder and suppler relationships while guiding and executing EU and non-EU Tenders.


Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Category management for entire Estates Category, leading on strategic sourcing, stakeholder and supplier management, and line responsibility for Estates Procurement team.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within the organisation to ensure suppliers and supply chain remain competitive, sustainable and ethical.
  • Deliver Critical mid to high value projects within Estate Development Programme
  • Work within EU/OJEU guidelines where necessary.
  • Ensure the Procurement & Supply chain objectives of the department are aligned with the overall strategic plan and vision of the organisation.
  • Work within cross functional teams to influence different groups of people.


Required Skills & Experience:
  • Strategic Procurement/Category Management experience within Estates or FM categories.
  • Previous experience within Public Sector Procurement, working to OJEU/PCR frameworks
  • Experience in complex, high value tendering and contract negotiation
  • Stakeholder management, people influencing and exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of cross functional teams
  • Graduate Calibre


For more information or to be considered for the role please call Tom on 01962 869838 or apply today.

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