Category Manager - Local Authority - up to £57.5k plus attractive package

£53500 - £57500

Our client is a leading Local Authority based West of London, with an established procurement team that has a good reputation for delivery.  Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement, you will be a key player in the team with a focus on the commercial delivery of the Council’s projects across a wide variety of spend areas including highways, waste and other resident service contracts.  You will:

  • Manage a number of category projects at any given time; looking to redefine the Council's needs and requirements in order to ensure the best possible service delivery models.  Able to work in cross-functional teams to enable optimum contracting
  • Lead commercial negotiations with suppliers on all contracts in line with Public Sector Regulations requirements and have a good understanding of contract law
  • Proactively seek new opportunities for the Council to buy and deliver services in innovative and more efficient ways
  • Have knowledge of the category management process and its commercial value coupled with the ability to appropriately challenge key stakeholders
  • Experience of supplier management (SRM) including managing and implementing  KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Ideally degree qualified with CIPS or equivalent


For further information please send an updated CV and package details through to quoting reference number 7561/CL/PERM.

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Key skills and areas: Procurement Manager, Category Manager, Procurement lead, Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Sourcing Specialist, procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, IT Procurement,  Contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

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