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Category Manager - FM

National organisation embarking on a large change programme with procurement at the forefront.


The Category Manager will be responsible for:

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies to deliver specific savings and efficiency targets
  • Communicate strategies and objectives and build solid and effective relationships with the wider business
  • Influence senior stakeholders within the organisation
  • Support Data Analyst in interpreting spend data
  • Work jointly with Business Units to manage performance and relationship with strategic suppliers.
  • Conduct supplier negotiation for more complicated and/or strategically important contracts/supply agreements
  • Ensure compliance to sourcing processes and contracts with agreed group policies, legal requirements, engendering professional ethics
  • Monitor and report savings benefit

In addition

  • Tender preparation and analysis
  • Functional process and procedure optimisation (e.g. E-Procurement solutions)
  • Contract drafting and assessment
  • Acquisition integration, from a P&SC functional perspective


Skills & Experience

    • Proven track record in Category Management ideally gained within a high growth, driven environment with a multi site operating footprint

    • Demonstrable knowledge of the supply markets and associated vendor bases associated with the following areas:

    • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

    • Good commercial background applied within an infrastructure &/or construction background

    • Sub Contract Management / Outsourcing

    • Complex framework agreements managing sub contractor cost and performance associated with the provision of both goods and service

    • Subcontractors services for various trade

    • Educated to degree level

  • Member of professional body eg MCIPS


  • Results orientated with demonstrable success in achieving and exceeding challenging targets, both personally and through others
  • Hands on; detailed and analytical, well developed tender preparation and contract experience
  • Ability to and experience of, developing systems and procedures to a high standard and obtaining senior stakeholder 'buy in'
  • Highly effective in spotting and realising commercial innovation and delivering enhanced supplier performance through best practice supplier management and development techniques.

Job Offer

Up to £55,000pa DOE + car allowance + bonus

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Job Type
Industry Sector
Salary and benefits
car allowance + bonus
£50000 to £55000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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