Category Manager

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Company: University of Leeds

Department: Corporate Services - Purchasing

Salary: £39,992 to £47,722 p.a., Grade 8

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1364 5517303

Fax: +44-1337 1923400

E-mail: N\A


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Do you have extensive experience and expertise in procurement with a detailed knowledge of tendering procedures and regulations? Can you manage procurement categories and develop and implement category strategies? Do you have the ability to build relationships and negotiate, influence and work with suppliers and stakeholders to manage contracts and performance?

You will be responsible for a range of expenditure categories and for achieving value for money for goods and services procured by Faculties and Services across the University. You will be responsible for managing relationships with senior managers, internal stakeholders and key suppliers. You will also manage contracts for common goods and services across the University and work with contract ‘owners’ to manage supplier performance.

The primary focus of Category Management will be to lead the development and implementation of procurement plans and strategies for key areas of non-pay expenditure maximising value for money through sustainable, efficient and effective practices including the management of risks and compliance with E.U. Public Procurement Regulations. This will be achieved by establishing and working with key specifiers, budget holders and consumers from across the University. You will be accountable for delivering agreed goals and objectives including cost reduction targets.

You will undertake market, supplier and spend analysis and benchmarking of current costs and projections and the dissemination of this information across the University.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Tim Brannon, Head of Procurement

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6030, email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

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