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Category Manager - Daily [Oxford Direct Services]

Location: OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 175-175 GBP (UK Pounds) Per day
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 28 days ago Reference: X3-404513

Reed are working with a public sector organisation who have an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager to join their team. Actively supporting the delivery of the direct services procurement strategy, you will be leading on a range of industrial and construction categories working with the service in managing the end to end supply and delivery. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • As category manager you will be responsible for managing a pipeline of work under the direction of the Senior Category Manager which ensures the direct service is able to maintain compliance with PCR2015 and procurement governance framework. 
  • Developing detailed sourcing and category plans in order to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of all aspects of the commercial lifecycle including pre-market engagement, procurement process, contract award and contract management for complex and high value commercial projects. 
  • Implementing procurement processes to ensure efficiency, cost savings and best practices.
  • Creating documentation that is necessary for the acquisition of materials and services. 


  • Previous experience of leading procurement activities in both the public and private sector. 
  • Experience of drafting tender specifications and evaluation criteria. 
  • CIPS qualified or relevant experience to this level. 
  • Candidates will have previously managed end to end procurement cycles and delivered savings and improvements to the service. 
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