Category Manager

Edinburgh, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Public sector organisation based in West Lothian are recruiting a Category Manager on a FTC until March 2020.

Your new company
Public sector organisation based in West Lothian are currently recruiting for a Category Manager to join their Commercial Team on a fixed term contract until March 2020. The Procurement team have adopted a category management approach to provide support to satisfy supply, service and works requirements for the organisation. They strive to gain efficiencies and savings through the use of electronic and collaborative procurement opportunities and supporting sustainable development objectives.

Your new role
In your new job as Category Manager, you will be responsible for developing and leading a category sourcing programme, managing strategic relationships with suppliers and markets, delivering cost savings, providing expert guidance, developing relationships that promote collaborating and the sharing of services and ensuring key performance indicators are met.

You will also be responsible for managing and developing Procurement Specialists and will work closely with the Procurement Manager to deliver the annual procurement savings target.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have an in depth understanding of Scottish, UK and EU public sector procurement legislation and a proven track record of undertaking and managing large scale procurement projects (including OJEU). Strong negotiation and contract management skills are also required.

What you'll get in return
Working for a public sector organisation, you will receive excellent annual leave entitlement, flexible working options and a salary of £40,450 - £46,269 depending on experience. The contract is expected to last until March 2020, however there is scope to be extended beyond this.

What you need to do now
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