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Category Officer

Job Title: Category Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
REF: AK0805242
Contact Name: Abbie Keating
Contact Email:
Job Published: 19 days ago

Job Description

Category Officer - Oxfordshire

Permanent – Full Time

Hybrid – There is a requirement to attend offices 1 day per month as a team, plus attendance in person to any meetings/workshops when required.

£35,745 - £42,403 per year

About the role

  • The role of our Procurement and Contract Management team is to support the organisation, and the wider public sector system in Oxfordshire, to deliver effective and consistent services and ensure that products and services purchased from suppliers represent value for money.
  • The post holder will work with their Category Manager and fellow Category Officers to deliver agreed procurement and contract management activities in relation to their assigned category within Children Services, ensuring that resources are flexed and prioritised to meet changing demands and to ensure performance aims and objectives are successfully delivered in accordance with agreed targets.

About you

  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or an appropriate equivalent body, or a willingness to commit to achieving MCIPS within three years of appointment.
  • Relevant procurement and contract management work experience in the public sector with demonstrable impact across the procurement and contract management cycle.
  • Experience of managing contract relationships with key suppliers within the Social Care market (preferably within Children and Education) 

To find out more information please contact Abbie @

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. We are an equal opportunity agency.

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