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Category Manager

Job Title Category Manager
Contract Type Contract
Contract Duration 3-6 months
Location Chelmsford
Salary £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Job Published almost 2 years ago
Contact Name Tabea
Contact Email

Job Description

For our Chelmsford based client we are currently looking for an experienced Category Manager to support the delivery of OJEU level procurements for at least 3 - 6 months.

The role involves to:

  • manage directly allocated ICT contract procurements.
  • provide supervision to the Assistant Category Managers.
  • undertake ICT category related procurement activities including market development, tendering, implementation, and monitoring of procurement contracts.
  • monitor the over-arching ICT market, and key market suppliers in terms of performance and stability, highlighting and tracking risks where appropriate.
  • undertake contractual and commercial negotiations on the ICT category.
  • provide procurement, commercial and legal advice to relevant stakeholder teams.
  • maintain visibility to the relevant key stakeholders and gain their trust and support.
  • manage re-licencing of ITC products and services.


Please apply if you:

  • have at least 5 years’ experience in category management.
  • can demonstrate good experience of procurement and contract management across the ICT category.
  • have worked as a leading Procurement professional in the area of ICT Services for a complex, public sector organisation.
  • have good knowledge and understanding of contract law and the application of EU Public Procurement Regulations and legislation.
  • are able to develop specifications, prepare and evaluate tenders, including those operating under framework arrangements and EU directives.
  • have experience of supervising staff, preferably within a collaborative environment across a number of locations.
  • have a broad, high-level technical understanding of ICT products and services to assist in gaining the confidence of ICT stakeholders/suppliers.
  • have a valid drivers license and your own transport.
  • are able to hit the ground running with minimal support.
  • are able to work out of any of the client's ocations; namely Chelmsford (Essex ), Northfleet (Kent) or Martlesham (Suffolk), or Royston (Herts).
  • are willing and able to complete the vetting process.

Ref: RA-EP-001 | Published: 23th Dec 2019