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Category Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLocal & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£30,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted25 July 2017

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Currently working with a well respected Housing Association in the Warrington Region who due to a expanding portfolio of clients, require a Category Manager to add to the Procurement Function. The role is looking to bring new and innovative approaches to the Procurement Function.

Client Details

Housing Association, based in the Cheshire Region, who require a Category Manager


The role of Category Manager will oversee the following responsibilities for the business:
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that the company delivers procurement activities as agreed to its clients and that effective professional dialogue is maintained with the client in relation to the activities resulting in savings being achieved

  • To keep up to date with legislative and best practice changes relevant to procurement activities carried out by and ensure that changes are effectively communicated to staff and clients as appropriate;

  • To draft and finalise contracts for clients in a range of different product and service areas, ensuring a solid knowledge of contract law

  • To visit potential clients to discuss their procurement needs and to ensure that proposals for new work are issued on a timely


Ideally, the candidate will have the following background:

  • Proven track record in OJEU Procurement
  • Strong stake-holder management
  • Proven track record in tender management
  • Experience of working within procurement from within the housing association sector would be beneficial
  • CIPS/MCIPS would be beneficial
  • Competent in the use of IT
  • Able to think forward, identify tasks and ensure their completion
  • Ability to communicate with senior staff, directors and governors
  • Positive no nonsense approach to tasks

Job Offer

Competitive basic and package.

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