Category Manager X 2

Trafford MBC
Sale, Greater Manchester
Salary – £36,922 - £39,880 per annum
04 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Full Time


Category Manager X 2
Employer – Trafford Council (STAR Procurement)
Address –Trafford Council, Sale Waterside Centre, 1 Waterside, M33 7ZF.
Salary – £36,922 - £39,880 per annum  
Salary Grade – Band 9
Working Pattern – Full Time
Working hours – 36.25  
Contract type – 1 Post 12 month fixed contract &1 Post Permanent
Interview date – W/C 1 March 2021  

STAR Procurement is the shared procurement service for Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Rochdale Councils.  The team is employed by Trafford Council and is located at one of Trafford Councils offices in Sale.  Currently all staff have been working from home since March 2020 and will continue to do so during the lockdown restrictions.  

STAR provides a strategic procurement service, ensuring that its Councils obtain best value when contracting with third party suppliers.  STAR works across all four Councils and other Partners; the team is currently working from home full time.  Post pandemic, there will still be a requirement to travel to multiple offices across GM.  New technology is now being used to hold meetings between multiple partners, potentially reducing the requirement to travel (MS Teams and Zoom).

STAR delivers saving, social value and many other key requirements for the partner councils via its strategic procurement approach.  It is a very ambitious organisation that is continually expanding, Tameside being the latest of its key strategic partners. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing dynamic team.

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This opportunity is for two category managers to support the team structure.  One of the category manager roles will work in the people team and therefore health and social care experience is very desirable.  The other category manager will work in the professional team and a good knowledge of IT is also highly desirable).  All applicants will be considered for both roles and one of the roles will be fixed for 12 month and the other is a permanent position.

Category Manager role profile.pdf

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mindfulness, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

o Benefits
o Pension
o Home Technology Scheme 
o Car Lease Scheme 
o Cycle to Work scheme 
o Simply Healthcare 
o Employee Discount Scheme - 'Perks at Work'

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