The Public Sector practice is currently working with a recognised non-profit organisation with offices based in Lincoln, to find a Category Manager that will implement strategic direction for the Property category. This role will work within a team of 3 Category Managers and have a spend of c. £20m reporting into the Head of Procurement.

As the Category Manager, you will be required to:

  • Implement the agreed Procurement Strategy 
  • Create, innovate and deliver supply chain solutions that align with the business goals, are “fit for purpose” and that deliver both tangible benefit and value
  • Drive a business partner approach with senior stakeholders ensuring delivery of professional advice, guidance and challenge that is underpinned by expert knowledge of spend areas under control.
  • Deliver financial savings 
  • Drive implementation of and continually reviews procurement strategy with key stakeholders thereby ensuring alignment with business direction thus enabling the company to achieve its medium to long terms goals
  • Ensure the company builds and maintains expert knowledge of the key supply markets under control
  • Develops relevant supplier relationships that will aid the delivery of company strategy, drive innovation, continual improvement and best practice.
  • Maximises the ROI on the spend with third parties
  • Challenges stakeholder requirements and educates stakeholders on the supply base and the market in order to drive maximum benefit and preferred supplier compliance
  • Works with the business/key stakeholders in promoting and delivering effective contract and supplier management practices
  • Manages risks and ensures value for money through effective negotiations and putting in place appropriate contractual relationships

In the interview, you’ll be asked about your experience specifically relating to:

  • Experience of commercial negotiations
  • Evidence of contract management
  • A deep understanding of the market and supply base in the estates and property category
  • Experience of public sector would be a nice to have but is not essential.

In return, the benefits on offer include:

  • £60k per annum
  • 33 days holiday inc. public holidays
  • Health Cash plan
  • Pension
  • Hybrid 2 days in office either Oxford or Lincoln

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