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Job Title

Category Manager- Construction

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorConstruction
Salary£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Town/CityNorth West England
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 May 2018

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The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing a number of Construction categories including development, asset and compliance based on a Group wide approach. In consultation with key stakeholders, develop category strategies and lead the associated sourcing activities to ensure efficient and effective contracts are established which deliver best value.

Client Details

My client is a leading social housing organisation that are experiencing a large area of growth in the procurement team and are looking for a candidate that can support the business in their Construction team.


The Role

  • Develop a deep understanding of the market for areas of responsibility and provide category insight to influence current and future strategies.
  • Responsible for carrying out spend analysis in order to identify opportunities for savings in collaboration with internal stakeholders and then subsequently track and report the actual savings.
  • Accountable for Identifying opportunities for consolidation in order to leverage maximum value from the total group spend and monitor corresponding spend to minimise leakage against Group contracts and frameworks
  • Lead cross functional teams to manage the development of category strategies within area of responsibility to ensure best value and the required level of service and quality are achieved.
  • Responsible for developing a Category Plan for each strategy and develop and maintain a forward work plan based on the Saving Opportunity assessment.
  • Lead the end to end tender process and any subsequent negotiation to ensure optimum contractual arrangements are established with suppliers in accordance with relevant UK and European Legislation.
  • Within scope of procurement responsibility, ensure that specification requirements are fully considered and market informed and where possible establish standard products for the Group.
  • Ensure supplier performance management is embedded in appropriate contracts to promote a continuous improvement culture and manage regular contract review meetings with suppliers in accordance with agreed KPIs/SLA’s
  • Responsible for the preparation of all the necessary sourcing documentation including RFI’s, RFP’s, ITT’s, tender evaluation reports and contract documents and ensure these are available electronically and recorded on the appropriate system in order to provide a robust audit trail.


The Candidate

  • Significant Procurement experience with a wide coverage of construction categories specifically development and asset.
  • Knowledge of EU Procurement Legislation.
  • Experience of working in a complex and changing
  • Member of CIPS or equivalent or working towards
  • Good working knowledge of contract law
  • Experience of supplier selection, negotiation and contract management, delivering cost savings and process efficiency's.
  • Working directly with Group Directors, Heads of Service and Executive Leadership Team

Job Offer

My client is looking to offer a base salary of up to £50k plus very competitive package for the ideal candidate

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