Category Manager - Professional Services

  • Job Reference: Category Manager - Professiona
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2019
  • Recruiter: Venn Group Limited
  • Location: SE1 2QP
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Outside IR35
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: Six Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


SEO Category Manager – Professional Services
Location: Central London
IR35 Status: Outside
Length: Six Months

A central government organisation is looking for a Category Manager to hold responsibility for the day-to-day management of the EU Exit contingent labour category.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide support to the Commercial Officer and Category Lead, develop and deliver contracts and procurements, and ensure adherence with procurement policies to deliver value for money and innovative commercial solutions
  • Hold contract/supplier management responsibilities for key category contracts and suppliers
  • Take a strategic approach when managing both internal and external stakeholders and collaborate with other departments and/or agencies where appropriate
  • Provide operational tendering support such as running tenders (including OJEU if necessary) and letting contracts related to the category
  • Provide data and spend analytics, including in response to Parliamentary Questions and Freedom of Information requests
  • Support more senior members of the procurement team with any projects or requirements

Essential requirements:

  • Excellent prioritisation skills, attention to detail and the ability to multitask
  • Possess MCIPS accreditation
  • Strong working knowledge of professional services and contingent labour category
  • Public sector procurement experience and familiarity with OJEU processes
  • Proficient in the use of Bravo (contract management and tender) and Microsoft Office

If you have experience to match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact Will Curwen or Tom Rees on  020 7557 7667 and email your CV to

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