Category Manager

Grays, Essex
£45,168 - £53,964
22 Sep 2022
22 Oct 2022
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: £47,571 - £55,179 per annum

Permanent Contract

37 Hours per Week


We are currently recruiting for Procurement professionals to join the Councils Procurement Team within the Resource and Place Delivery Directorate. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals who will be team players and are 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 is committed to supporting professional development.

We are currently recruiting for two experienced Category Managers to shape and develop the relevant categories and provide Procurement support within the Corporate Service (Finance/HR/ICT) and Construction categories.

The role will provide strategic as well as operational Procurement advice and support across the Council, within the relevent categories. It will also involve developing and maintaining 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 and Contracting strategies.

The post holders will have experience of leading, undertaking and delivering procurement projects within a public sector environment as well as providing procurement advice and support on the full commercial lifecycle within the relevant category.

Comprehensive knowledge of the Public Procurement Regulations 2015 and its application when undertaking procurement and contracting activities is essential.

Applicants should please indicate on their application which role they are applying for.

Closing Date: 16 October 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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