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Job Title

Category Manager

ReferenceOX40FIX
RecruiterPurchasing Professionals
Industry SectorCharities & Not For Profit, Finance, Banking & Insurance, Food Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Healthcare & Education, IT & Technology, Local & Central Government, Management Consulting, Professional Services & Media, Property Management / Building Maintenance, Public Sector & Not For Profit, Service - Other, Services, Telecoms, Internet & Communications, Travel, Leisure & Tourism
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
BenefitsExcellent
Town/CityOxford
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypeInterim / Contract
Job CategoriesProject Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted05 September 2018

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Category Manager

Oxford

6 Months fixed term contract 40 K to start ASAP

The Role

You will identify priority categories within your portfolio and design, sell and implement solutions, which result in value for money being achieved and contribute to the organisation’s overall Procurement strategy. Drawing on your experience in category management, tendering, whole life costing evaluation, contract formation and management, you will deliver best value framework agreements and assist non-procurement staff to obtain value for money. You will also be required to represent and communicate our requirements at meetings of external purchasing consortia and other groups. You will explore new opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies in order to achieve savings targets, at the same time ensuring that legal obligations and funding conditions are met.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Significant experience in a similar role in a target driven, procurement environment
  • Detailed knowledge of procurement best practice and knowledge of tendering procedures.
  • Solid analytical skills are essential, to be displayed across various categories
  • Strong interpersonal skills to address the complex supply and service needs of academic, technical specialist and support members of staff
  • Effective commodity management skills with an established record of delivering savings on category spends in excess of £10M
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • MCIPS qualification / Degree level education or relevant equivalent experience

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