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Category Manager

Location: SOUTH EAST LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 50,000-57,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 2
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: X3-317576

Reed Procurement - Public Sector are delighted to be working with a large employer based in South East London in recruiting a Category Manager. This is a brand new permanent position and you will be reporting directly to the Head of Clinical Procurement.

Please note: To be considered for this role you MUST have Category and OJEU experience. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the procurement process by delivering a portfolio of complex and/or high value contracts.
  • Forge relationships and listen to the needs of clients and engage in productive discussions about options.
  • Influence their procurement decisions offering reliable expert advice on commercial and contractual issues from initial scoping through to contract award and contract management.
  • Seek new and innovative ways to achieve cash releasing savings.
  • Offer reliable expert advice on commercial and contractual issues from initial scoping through to contract award and contract management.
  • Produce Official Journal of European Union advertisements, complex tender documentation for clients.
  • Provide guidance on purchasing activities and contract management.
  • Work closely with user departments to enable clients to produce robust specifications with clear weighting criteria for goods and services.
  • Lead tender adjudication and supplier meetings pre-and post-tender.
  • Look for new business opportunities and continuously improve the quality of service to clients.
  • Attend client base review meetings and follow up on any issues/actions agreed.

Essential skills and experience

  • MCIPS (or equivalent experience) 
  • Track record of delivering cost reductions
  • Expertise in Category and Contract management 
  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience of managing high value and complex projects
  • A demonstrable track record of procurement savings delivery
  • Experience of operating at a senior level and having the ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Significant experience of supplier relationship management
  • Evidence of Strong commercial awareness and capability, and the ability to realise opportunities.

Additional Information

  • Competitive Salary & Pension
  • 10% Bonus
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