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Category - Manager Procurement

Location: EXETER, DEVON Salary: 300.00 - 375.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3054115

REED Procurement and Supply Chain are currently recruiting for a Category Manager - Procurement to join a large public sector organisation in the Devon area.

This is an interim role, for 3-6 months, likely to be extended.

You will be responsible for delivering the most economically advantageous procurement and contract management solutions to user requirements. The team also facilitates e-procurement solutions and innovation in the approach to procurement.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, the Category Manager is responsible for the development of category strategies and end to end sourcing of a range of requirements within specialist categories. The Category Manager is expected to be an expert in the supply and commercial aspects of their category. Responsible for the key supplier relationships and cost savings in their categories, the Category Manager is the key interface with the internal stakeholder and other stakeholders within the wider organisation.


Understand historic and future expenditure profiles in the category. Engage with the stakeholder to understand business needs and jointly work up category strategies. Develop and deliver procurement and supply chain strategies.
Supporting internal and external monitoring of supply chain relationships, ensuring that supply chains are as efficient as possible and meet the needs of the organisation.
Support end to end procurement process for a specific set of products and services within the categories ensuring the successful delivery of contracts that adhere to all relevant EU legislations, value for money principles and commercial probity.
Ensure effective lines of communication with stakeholders to keep them appraised of relevant information and progress with projects.
Provision of analytical support to Head of Procurement and team members in support of strategy, the delivery of benefits, all relevant legislation and change management.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
• MCIPS Qualified - desirable
• Relevant Contract Management & Procurement experience at leading a strategic category
• understanding of OJEU

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