About the role
We are currently looking for a Category Manager to join our client, an award-winning, high performing, academic institution based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of developing and implementing a strategic category management plan and the underlying sourcing strategies to manage major projects, supplier and contract management as well as policy and regulatory compliance.
Setting the strategic direction of the procurements required for the Major Projects category and leading the development and implementation of the category plan
Developing and implementing sourcing strategies for new projects and key renewals ensuring they deliver clear value for money benefits
Leading tenders and contract negotiations
Providing strategic commercial and procurement advice to key stakeholders
Support the Head of Procurement to manage a high performing, customer/commercially focused procurement team
Substantial experience in developing and leading a strategic category plan, including developing strategic sourcing strategies and using market knowledge and data analysis to inform the underlying strategy and decisions
Substantial knowledge of current public procurement standards and regulations and ensuring compliance to these
Strong strategic focus and commercial acumen
Experience building cost models to support commercial bids
Experience in working in a complex (ideally matrix) organisation
35 days annual leave + bank holidays
Excellent employer pension contributions
Nurseries and childcare discounts and vouchers
Learning and development opportunities
If you are interested in this Category Manager role, click 'apply now' and a member of our team will be in touch!