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Colden Common, Hampshire Barclay Meade

Large public sector body requires a Senior Category Manager. Applicants need public sector procurement experience, exposure to complex, high-value tenders, be well versed in the Procurement Act 2023 and have achieved or en-route to obtaining TTP certification.

The Senior Category Manager will join a large and high-performing local authority procurement function. A strategic and senior role, the Senior Category Manager will manage Category Managers and Procurement Officers and lead on procurements across a range of categories. The Senior Category Manager will possess a "can-do" attitude and will forge excellent relationships with their stakeholders.

This is a hybrid role, c20% being spent in Winchester with flexibility around team and stakeholder meetings.

Specific duties of the Senior Category Manager include:

  • Lead cradle-to-grave tendering and procurement activity across a range of high value, complex tenders
  • Work with stakeholders to deliver savings and understand their market/supplier landscape
  • Mentor less experienced procurement professionals - Procurement Officers and Category Managers
  • Develop and implement long term category and strategic sourcing plans
  • Contribute to wider procurement projects as dictated by Head of Function

Senior Category Manager applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Procurement experience (at least 3 years) in a public sector, public procurement or similarly regulated environment
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of PCR2015 and Procurement Act 2023
  • Have achieved TTP certification or part-qualified
  • Stakeholder partnering and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage, coach and mentor staff
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