Interim Category Manager

Venn Group
09 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Interim Category Manager (Directs - Science)
Recruitment Agency Reference:
A position has arisen for an Interim Category Manager placed within a highly regarded public sector organisation situated in East Anglia. This future incumbent will be a key member of the procurement team delivering value for money in the Science team. This is a 6 month temporary-ongoing position with a possibility of extension.
Your duties will include:
  • Facilitating strategic initiatives such as sustainable procurement, local supplier development and collaborative opportunities
  • Managing a defined category using the seven steps of strategic sourcing model
  • Acting as procurement lead within complex multifunctional projects
  • Actively communicating and managing contracts and suppliers to encourage best use across the broadest range of stakeholders
  • Determining, delivering, communicating and managing a number of category strategies aligned to the overall organisation strategy undertaking agreed activities within timelines to identified outcomes - minimising time, effort and risk whilst maximising brand, VFM and social impact
  • Undertaking timely contract performance review meetings with internal stakeholders and suppliers taking responsibility for actions arising and relevant communication
  • Best utilise technology and communications channels to enable maximum use of contracts and feedback to all
  • Assisting all stakeholders with best advice and guidance to enable appropriate decision making in procuring goods, works and services
  • Delivering VFM in a compliant manner, demonstrable to key stakeholders
It is essential that you have relevant experience in working in procurement in a scientific, pharmaceutical or clinical environment.

This would be an ideal role for a driven procurement specialist who is ready to start the role immediately or on short notice.

If you are interested in this role or would like to find out more about similar roles please contact Sam Millar or Darryl Hodge on and email your CV to

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.

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