Category Manager

Grays, Essex
£45,168 - £53,964
21 Jan 2022
21 Feb 2022
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: £45,168 - £53,964 per annum

Permanent Contract

37 Hours per Week


We are currently recruiting a Category Manager to join the Procurement Team within the Resources and Place Delivery Directorate.  The Council’s Procurement team are responsible for sourcing goods, services and works utilised by the Council in the provision of vital services to the borough’s residents ranging from Social care, Housing, Education, Environment and Safety to Leisure and Culture.


The role will provide strategic as well as operational Procurement advice and support across the Council, within certain categories.  For this recruitment we are looking for someone ideally with Corporate Services (Finance/HR/ICT) experience. Category responsibility may change during the term of the employment.

The post holder will have experience of delivering Procurement and category management support on the full commercial lifecycle and all matters relating to Public Procurement. Comprehensive knowledge of the Public Procurement Regulations 2015 is essential.

You will develop and maintain strong working relationships with officers across the different service directorates, as well as with senior managers; to create and implement short, medium and long term Procurement strategies.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be a team player and is able to work closely with stakeholders in a client focused environment. In return you’ll be part of a flexible and friendly team within a service that encourages innovation and autonomy that is committed to supporting professional development.

Please note that we are currently out to formal consultation to review existing allowances that some staff receive. Allowances offered may be subject to change depending on the outcome of formal consultation.


Closing Date: 20 February 2022


Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.



Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.


Thurrock Council is committed to the principles of agile working and seeks to empower our employees, wherever service needs allow, to work flexibly in order to optimise productivity and enhance performance

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.


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