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Job Title

Senior Category Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
Salary£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Town/CityNorth West England
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted01 February 2019

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My client is lookinf for a talented and dynamic Category Manager to take responsibility for the Property Services spend for the organisation, implementing the procurement strategy and policy that enables the delivery of value for money. The post holder will be required to identify and support the delivery of real efficiencies through procurement which can be measured and monitored.

Client Details

My client is a leading Housing Association that is currently going through a trnsformational period of change and that are looking for a Senior Category Manager to work clsely with the Head of Procurement to implement a purchasing startegy across the wider business.


The Role

  • Support, develop and manage the procurement of Property Services in line with internal and external regulation to enable the delivery of value for money.
  • Provide specialist knowledge of the Property Services category ensuring value for money is delivered through new and existing commercial and contractual arrangements resulting in reduced risk and improved overall business outcomes.
  • Implement a vendor management process to ensure a strong working relationships is in place with key vendors to ensure the business to business relationship is robust and managed effectively.
  • Negotiate and lead discussions, in conjunction with others if appropriate, relating to Property Services (repairs and maintenance, planned and reactive installation works, compliance and cyclical), procurement contracts, renewals and extensions.
  • Provide expertise and support to Property Services colleagues (and other colleagues as required) on all aspects of procurement including sourcing options, contract specifications, forms of


The Person

  • Knowledge of Property Services Category Management and market knowledge of Repairs and Maintenance, compliance and investment works.
  • Vendor Management and Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience of contractual terms and conditions relating to Property Services
  • Working proactively to develop procurement services and improve systems.
  • Delivering innovative solutions giving value for money.
  • IT skills – Microsoft office up to intermediate level.
  • Experience of leading on Property Services category management in a multi- site operation.
  • Public Contract Regulations, issuing of contract notices and contract award processes.
  • Experienced in using e-tender systems, contracts registers and e-auctions.
  • Able to work independently as well as a member of the procurement team and project teams.
  • CIPS qualified or working towards
  • Educated to GCSE level standard or equivalent qualification/experience

  • Project Management skills

Job Offer

My client is offering a base salary of up to £55k plus package for the ideal candidate

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