Job Description

  • Job Reference:45955HA_1697190249

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Central Government

  • Contact Name: Halim Ahmad

  • Job Location: Kent

  • Job Title: Procurement Category Manager (FM & Construction)

  • Job Salary: £51,483 - £58,749 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

I am working with a not-for-profit organisation based in Kent who are looking to recruit an experienced Category Manager within the FM & Construction field to join its Procurement and Commercial Team which is formed of five Categories; Facilities Management and Construction (Property), ICT, Fleet, Professional Services and Operations. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the FM & Construction category reporting directly to the Head of Procurement whilst designing and delivering local and national strategies to maximise collaboration across its sector.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

* Manage and develop supplier relationships and on-going negotiations for the assigned product or service category using procurement tools such as cost trend analysis.
* Development and execution of innovative category strategy for operations including National influential third party spend.
* Tendering process – local and EU.
* Contract drafting.
* Contract management.
* Line management of Category Officer.


* MCIPS or qualified to at least CIPS level 4 and working towards.
* Proven track record in a professional procurement function at a functional senior practitioner level (or capability to do so) is essential.
* Experience of procurement and/or contract management is essential, as demonstrated over a period of 2 years in either the public and/or private sector.
* Knowledge and application of procurement processes, English Contract Law, costing techniques, EU Directives and tendering/re-tendering procurements, including knowledge of category management processes and practices.
* Knowledge of the government’s Find a Tender Service (FTS) and Contracts Finder.


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