Procurement Manager (Category)

Flexible Salary + Benefits
07 Jun 2021
05 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Seeking a Category Manager for a six month FTC, starting ASAP on a full time basis, Monday to Friday. Utilising a pre-agreed sourcing strategy, you will create and execute a delivery programme for the procurement elements of the Data Centre transformation programme. You will also be focusing on the delivery of procurement support to these programmes.

Working with internal customers/stakeholders and suppliers, the post holder will provide an exemplary procurement service. The role will include navigating contracting and tendering mechanisms to determine the most appropriate route to contract whilst adhering to procurement policy and public procurement legislation.

Working to company objectives, the role will deliver maximum value for company resources through the identification of risks and development of supplier management strategies. The Category Manager provides procurement advice and support to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and other stakeholders as required. MCIPS qualification ideally required.

Key Competencies

* Consistent ability to identify, quantify and prioritise improvement opportunities with service stakeholders and clients.

* An expert level of knowledge of all data centre or IT procurement to ensure that goods and services are procured to time, cost and specification would be an advantage.

* Able to organise, manage and execute tendering activity in line with public procurement regulations. Progress reports to be created and be presented to the HoP.

* Deliver to budget in terms of time, value and risk avoidance outlined in the business case and sourcing strategy. Activities are to be in line with the Procurement Strategy and where appropriate, the technical roadmap.

* Promote and deliver a high-quality procurement service that helps our customers do amazing things.

* Be an instrumental part of the data centre project team, engage with teams across the company and provide guidance whilst influencing outcomes from procurement strategy.

* Work diligently to values and behaviour framework and engage fully in the personal development review process.

* Be the trusted advisor on procurement matters for the Data Centre project working with the Solutions Delivery and I&O teams.

* Able to create and execute innovative and value driving contracting mechanisms that motivate the supply chain to delivery of outstanding results.

* Work as an effective collaborator with the finance team and procurement administrator to deliver a seamless purchase to pay process.


* Demonstrate significant experience in category management and possess a relevant MCIPS qualification.

* Experienced in public procurement legislation and processes. Report writing and experience in presenting reports to managers/stakeholders and analysing relevant data sets.

* Effective decision maker with strong category management experience in a Public Sector environment.

* An outstanding negotiator with the experience of delivering financial and operational benefits within the IT category.

* Have a full appreciation of contractual terms and conditions with sound understanding and experience of the supplier partnership and good general commercial awareness.

* A practical working knowledge of the legislation and EU regulations surrounding procurement in the public sector.

If you have the skills and attributes required for this position, please submit an up to date CV by using the 'apply' button and we will be in touch to discuss next steps

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