Category Manager - Operations / Senior Product Manager

Maidstone, Kent, England
£45562 - £52241 per annum
13 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Category Manager - Operations

Salary: £45,562 - £52,241 per annum, pro rata.

Location: Maidstone, Kent

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent (37 hours per week)

Closing Date: 23:59 on 25th March 2018

Interviews will be held on the 5 or 6 April 2018

Job Role:

The Procurement and Commercial function is currently undergoing a strategic move to category management delivery.  The post holder will therefore be a critical member of a motivated team, reporting directly to the Head of Procurement and Commercial. 

You are also expected to design and deliver national strategies to maximise collaboration opportunities across the blue light sector under the National Fire Commercial Transformation Programme.

You will be a recognised subject matter expert for your category and contribute significantly to the overall performance of the Procurement and Commercial function through delivery of best value for the organisation and nationally.

The Candidate:

You must have strong experience in procurement, ideally in the category of operations, and be well versed in developing category strategies as well as delivering them in the form of strategic tenders, negotiation and supplier management.

You must be commercially astute with a proven track record of application of procurement processes, tools and techniques including EU Directives, tendering/re-tendering procurements and contract management, as demonstrated over a period of 4 years.


Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), or qualified to at least CIPS Level 4 and committing to working towards CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply by examination.

If you are interested in this role, please complete an online application form in line with the job description and personal specification by 23:59 on the 25th March 2018.

Please click on the APPLY button and CHECK YOUR EMAILS for the link to the careers page.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Senior Product Manager, Commercial Project Manager, Production Planner, Project Planner, Production Planning Manager, Planning Manager, Production Manager, Production Manufacturing, Senior Product Executive, Senior Marketing Product Manager, Project Executive, Product Lifecycles, Process Executive, Vehicle Safety Systems Product Manager, Category Product Manager, Project Management, Product Market Strategist, Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Manager may also be considered for this role.

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