Reference: 5757B

Job Title: Category Managers

Sector: Public Sector

Location: London

Package: C£42k – C£50k p.a. + London Allowance + Pension 

Are you looking for a role where you provide commercial advice to stakeholders managing strategic bottleneck categories, and supporting a Contract Management team in the management of Strategic contracts? If so, this opportunity is not to be missed.

Our client, a prominent & highly commercial Public Sector services organisation in London is looking to appoint a number of Senior Category Managers and Category Managers who will develop category strategies and deliver sourcing requirements within Commercial Services.

In this role you will:

  • Provide a procurement service which delivers demonstrable value for money and compliant goods and services contracts as part of a team of procurement professionals supporting business as usual and project activities.
  • Develop stakeholder relationships, enabling early engagement and challenging business demand and need.
  • Provide commercial advice to stakeholders on all aspects of commercial
  • Manage ‘Strategic’/’Bottleneck’ categories and or support Contract Management team in management of Strategic contracts within relevant category.
  • Support the development of specifications to deliver requirements that are in line with business needs, category strategy and market trends.
  • Engage where required, with the relevant senior business lead, ensuring that business requirements are supported by category strategies.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant contracts.

You will be/have:

  • A highly effective communicator who can work with a range of senior stakeholders and senior managers.
  • A good level of understanding across category discipline and the ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent time management and delegation skills.
  • Excellent written & oral communication and interpersonal skill. Open minded and a good listener (to understand differing needs) but also persuasive and influential at a senior level.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to deal with complaints/escalations and bring to a successful conclusion.
  • A successful career in procurement with strong category management experience with demonstrable achievements centred of best value and efficiency via leading edge category solutions
  • A comprehensive understanding EU Procurement Legislation (Public Contract Regulations and Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations.
  • Ideally MCIPS qualified or working towards.

Due to Security Vetting, all candidates MUST be eligible to work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

To register your interest in this, or any other opportunities please forward your full CV, stating your location and current salary details to info@gpa-procurement.com or contact us on 01423 520080 for a confidential conversation.

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