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Procurement Manager

£50,000 Per Annum

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We have a great new opportunity for a Procurement Manager to join the Procurement team for one of our national clients. Hybrid working available. 

The Category and Contract Manager will manage the delivery of sourcing processes in a compliant and timely manner.  They will be directly accountable for the effective management of contracts assigned to them, ensuring that service level agreements and key performance indicators are monitored and that any improvements required are well planned and executed.  The role will negotiate all commercial or contractual terms to achieve positive outcomes as well as ensuring that contracts keep pace with the clients changing requirements.

The salary on offer is £50,000.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

  • Lead the development, maintenance and implementation of category strategies, ensuring alignment to commissioning objectives.
  • Develop and implement innovative approaches and solutions in the delivery of complex projects to enhance levels of service and minimise costs.  This requires working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation and externally, to ensure best practice can be achieved when implementing new ways of working.
  • Collaborate with and exert influence on Directors, Senior Managers and Members as to the commercial and financial viability of differing commercial options for specific projects within complex and often, contentious environments.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification such as MCIPS and or equivalent demonstrable work experience with evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Knowledge of category management and experience of using this methodology in complex commercial environments to deliver significant cost or service improvements.
  • A demonstrable track record of managing multi-million pound strategic contracts in business critical environments.  This should include evidence of defining, measuring and improving key elements of supplier performance.
  • Experience of delivering continuous improvements in large, strategic arrangements with evidence of generating significant cost and service benefits.
  • Knowledge of contract law and legislation relevant to the specific category / categories within their control and its impact on market management, finance and contractual arrangements.
  • Extensive knowledge of public sector procurement law with an ability to explain the law to non-procurement staff and find pragmatic solutions to potential legal difficulties.
  • Comprehensive negotiating skills appropriate to multi million pound contracts and experience of planning and delivering successful negotiations.
  • Experience of working in a political environment and skilled in understanding and responding to different perspectives.

Leadership Behaviours/Professional Competence

  • Acts Strategically
  • Engages People
  • Achieves Results