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Category Specialist

Location: Home Based, NW England
Salary: Competitive
Working hours: Full time
Status: Permanent


As an organisation 2buy2 works on behalf of our customers throughout the UK to secure financial savings on their day-to-day costs - enabling them to use that money where it matters most. Our highest priority is focusing on achieving savings, adding value and to provide excellent customer service to all our customers.

What 2buy2 wants from our Category Specialist:

Reporting to the Category Manager, the role is responsible for supporting delivery of 2buy2’s procurement service and acting as the procurement support for a number of procurement projects and activities. This is a key position that will work with both the public and private sectors and will require someone who has experience of public procurement regulations (PCR2015), plus the ability to ensure compliance when delivering value.  

Our company values are: Value for Money, Integrity, Passionate, Excellence and Respect. Our category specialists should, at all times, adhere to our values and be focused on seeking to deliver value to our clients.

Key Responsibilities will include:

Supporting the Category Manager to develop and deliver the category strategy for various key spend categories.
Developing and delivering a category strategy for your assigned categories
Providing assistance and support to our Purchasing Health Check/Contracts Register process for analysing spend and contract management.
Identifying and delivering meaningful social value outcomes through your category
Proactively building, developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders across the business and our customers
Undertaking market intelligence and analysis activities in regard to supplier selection.
Supporting bid activities from writing tenders to evaluation to selection and providing cost breakdown analysis and quotation analysis.
Undertaking and supporting sourcing and tendering activities
Supporting the creation and delivery of appropriate contracts.
Following best practice in all areas of procurement management and compliance.
Ensuring compliance and mitigate risk and liability to 2buy2 and to our clients
Supporting the selection and on-boarding process for new suppliers, plus conducting all relevant checks.
Providing supervisory support to Procurement Co-ordinators

Other Specific Tasks:

Share and demonstrate the values of 2buy2
Be passionate about making a difference through procurement
Be a Procurement Champion
Generate Savings
End to End Quotation and Tender processes
Procurement Helpdesk support
Supplier Engagement
Commercial/Income Generation
Spend Analysis and Review
Understanding of PCR2015 and OJEU Tendering
Ability to work as a team
CIPs qualified or working towards

What we can offer you:

In addition to a competitive salary we are offering the opportunity to work for a company that is experiencing a period of exciting growth. You will also get;

30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
Further Enhanced Leave for long term service
3 days paid mission leave per annum to support a charity of your choice
An annual opportunity to donate a portion of the organisation’s profits to a charity of your choice
Private Health Insurance (post probation)
Employee Assistance Programme (post probation)
Opportunities for further professional development
Paid Professional Fees (where applicable to role)


Job Type
Home Based - North West
Competitive Salary
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)|Experienced (4 years +)|Manager (Location / Team Leade
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