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Category Manager

One of the UK's largest and most reputed Housing Associations who function across London, the South East, East Midlands and East of England. They have a phenomenal reputation for not only offering housing but services such as specialist care for the elderly, those with mental health needs and transitional services which provide intensive support to marginalised or vulnerable people.


  • Responsible for the performance and development of a strategic sourcing programme for your given category area (i.e. property or corporate services) to ensure business objectives are achieved
  • To support the Head of Category Management and Procurement Director to create organisational excellence in procurement and purchasing
  • Team Management - develop, motivate and manage the Category Specialists across a diverse spend portfolio, driving your category strategy
  • Delivery on high value and complex Procurement projects
  • Stakeholder management and influencing


  • Able to deliver values-driven service to your internal and external customers, by seeking to understand fully your customer's needs, identifying and working to remove pain points, and always delivering on expectations you set your stakeholders
  • Must have an impressive track-record of developing and implementing best in class procurement performance across key categories to Housing such as Corporate Services, Property, Hard and Soft FM, and Utilities
  • Ability to influence and manage stakeholders to a senior level, challenging them when necessary, taking them on the procurement journey with you, in order to achieve a positive outcome
  • Able to develop and implement category strategy
  • Housing sector or other relevant industry experience a nice to have but not essential - must be adaptable if not
  • OJEU experience
  • Degree or CIPS qualified (or equivalent qualification)

Job Offer

  • Ownership of category strategy and programme implementation
  • Team Management
  • High performing team
  • Strong growth & development opportunities
  • Rewarding work environment
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
JN -112020-1242455
Job Type
City of London
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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