Category Manager

29000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP29000 - GBP35000/annum
12 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Manager

Assignment: Fixed Term Contract
Salary: GBP29,000 up to GBP35,000/per annum.

Our client a Higher Education sector is looking for a Category Manager in FTC basis.

The Procurement and Insurance Division of the Finance Office has overall responsibility for all matters related to the effective and efficient Procurement of Goods, Works and Services for the organisation. It has a key role to play in ensuring the achievement of best value for money for its GBP300m non-pay budget and in ensuring that statutory obligations relating to all matters connected to Procurement are observed and fulfilled. The Division also ensures that commercial risks and the organisation's supplier base are evaluated and adequately managed.

Job Summary

The provision of advice to all University Colleges and Budget Centres relative to all procurement activities, ensuring that best value is achieved and commercial risk effectively managed. Taking the lead role in establishing Framework and other agreements as appropriate for the equipment, products and services as set within the category and establishing approved suppliers where appropriate.

Negotiating express contracts for the purchase of equipment, products and services within the lead role range set out below exceeding GBP25k in value. Maintaining effective communication and networking links with Budget Centres and ensuring compliance with public sector procurement legislation where necessary. Ensure effective networking with Budgets Centres predominantly by means of managing Special Interest and Commodity Groups and ensure that the performance of approved and Framework Agreement suppliers meet and maintain the standards set out in Service Level Agreements. Undertake regular supplier reviews involving Budget Centres as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required

(i) Knowledge of:-

- Public Sector procurement procedures and Regulations
- Tendering, request for proposal and contracting procedures including development for specifications, development and application of standardised procedures etc.
- Legislation applicable to the procurement of a wide range of goods and services.
- Supplier appraisal techniques.
- Contract and Supplier Management and appraisal techniques.
- Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements.

(ii) Skills:-

- Ability to operate at strategic and operational/executive levels.
- Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels.
- Negotiating and networking skills.
- Adaptability and flexibility and ability to prioritise workload.
- Work on own initiative.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision, self motivated but also able to work as part of a highly motivated Team.
- Ability to influence, persuade and to ensure that the organisation and/or the procurement function is properly represented at all levels.
- Use of MS Word and Excel and computer skills in general.

(iii) Qualifications:-

Corporate Membership of CIPS / qualified to Level 6 or 7 (or willing to study for MCIPS) - desirable.

(iv) Experience:-

- Application of public sector procurement procedures and regulations.
- Administration of Request for Proposal/Tendering/Evaluation and Contract Award procedures.
- Contract and Supplier Management, including the development and application of Service Level Agreements either as part of formal contracts or as informal arrangements.
- Working with the procurement of a wide portfolio of goods and services.
- Networking and influencing people.
- Working in Team environment.
- MS Word and Excel and a computerised procurement system.
- Use of MS Word and Excel and computer skills in general.
- Written, Verbal and Presentational skills.

Full job description available.

If interested please apply or email me with your CV (url removed) or call and ask for Sara