Senior Category Manager

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£41,000 - £45,000 + benefits
15 Apr 2021
15 May 2021
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Public Sector
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Castlefield Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Senior Category Manager to join a progressive Public Sector organisation in Wakefield on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract. This opportunity would ideally be suited to a candidate with extensive experience of OJEU tenders with a positive customer service approach.


  • Negotiate and influence senior collective stakeholders (internal and external) to achieve the benefits of collaborative procurement
  • Develop and deliver procurement savings plans for specific categories in collaboration with the customer ensuring quantifiable cashable efficiencies are identified, prioritised, delivered and reported
  • Lead and manage complex and strategic, regional and national collaborative procurement projects to ensure their effective delivery in line with customer requirements and timescales
  • Manage contract reviews for key business critical contracts managed inside and outside of the central procurement function, ensuring contract performance is managed in line with KPI’s and customer requirements are met or exceeded
  • Develop and lead strategic partnerships with key suppliers to share risks and benefits
  • Develop and manage sustainable procurement strategies for specific categories and develop an action plan to deliver, in order to increase public confidence in the Forces served
  • Line manage the performance and development of direct reports


  • Relevant experience of managing all aspects of high value category management and delivery of quantifiable procurement efficiencies
  • MCIPS and extensive knowledge of EU Procurement Law
  • Demonstrated experience of managing and developing staff
  • Excellent interpretation of Procurement legislation

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