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Senior Category Manager

Job Title: Senior Category Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Oldham
Salary: £250 - 500 per day
REF: AD180401
Contact Name: Amber Debens
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Senior Category Manager

Salary: £250 - £500 per day depending on experience

Full Time – Hybrid

Job purpose:

  • To lead and deliver high quality, innovative and intelligence led category management across a range of spend area, to support the transformation of Procurement to a category management approach Oldham Council.
  • To build strong working relationships with senior service colleagues, commissioners category teams, contract managers, suppliers and external partners. To work in partnership with colleagues in Oldham Council as directed by the Head of Service.
  • To lead and deliver high value category procurement exercises, which secure the goods, works and services that most appropriately identify the addressed needs of our customers, residents and users whilst ensuring value for money, compliance with relevant policy and procurement legislation and generating cashable and non-cashable efficiencies throughout the life of our contracts.
  • To provide commercial and market intelligence to internal customers to support strategic planning and project delivery.
  • To be fully engaged and embedded within a specific service area of the council and play a proactive role in developing a commercial strategy to meet the needs of that Directorate.

Key skills:

  • To manage a range of procurements that are uniquely complex in terms of impact on individuals, communities and a wider range of stakeholders.
  • To work within and actively shape markets that demand exceptional experience, with a high degree of political, public and reputational subjection.
  • To lead and direct multiple procurements that have particularly challenging budget implications, including those that have cross-organisational dependencies.
  • To work proactively to influence and shape policy decision making by providing innovative business insight and category expertise to customers and service leads.
  • To work with the client area to develop and maintain an up-to-date pipeline of procurement projects.
  • To lead, design and deliver innovative procurement category strategies, arising from category action plans, pipelines and through working closely with customers, that challenge existing delivery models, ensure corporate objectives and service needs are met, applying legislation and Oldham Council’s Contract Procedure Rules to realise the optimal commercial solutions.
  • To be innovative and creative in developing procurement strategies to maximise savings opportunities.
  • To undertake research into regional and national best practice, and maintaining wider political and subject awareness, to ensure a high level of knowledge of latest trends is maintained and applied to procurement activities and promoted to internal customers.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Amber Debens on 07860953716 or via email