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Category Manager


An excellent opportunity has arisen to play a key part in the Procurement Team with specific responsibility for Category Management. You will be expected to actively participate, advise and support procurement activity in the nominated category. Key areas include tender preparation and management through the full procurement cycle, planning, financial reporting of savings and other spend data, Dispensation processing, framework mini competitions and desktop comparisons, and supporting the Deputy Head of Procurement services as required in other aspects of category management. You will also support the Head of Procurement with data and feedback on your category as required. The role holder also acts as a key contact point for scientific capital equipment procurement activities across the University. To this end, you will maintain excellent relationships with the wider procurement team, counterparts in other institutions, and stakeholders at all levels internally and externally including suppliers, and other relevant third party organisations as required e.g. consortia. Educated to A level standard or higher, and will be part or fully CIPS qualified you will have a minimum of two years of procurement experience and will be a team player. The performance of the role will have excellent organisational and people management skills and the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise work and keep sometimes tight deadlines. Previous experience of the University's systems is desirable, along with knowledge of the higher education environment. Scientific background or experience would be desirable.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Please quote reference AG12738 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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