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Procurement Category Manager

Cardiff University

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £43,434 to £50,296 Per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021
Job Ref: 12210BR

The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering a commercially focused category management strategy for a range of university service needs. This strategy will need to ensure continuity of supply, delivers value for money, influences to the wider impact of procurement on the Welsh economy and sustainability and manages commercial and legislative risk relating to Procurement. 

Reporting to the Director of Procurement you will be responsible for leading and advising colleagues on all procurement and contract management activity, ensuring outcomes are aligned to the University’s strategic priorities. You will translate the vision of the Department and University into tangible goals, managing performance through taking key decisions, planning, risk management and regular communication relating to the relevant category area.

You will understand the local and organisational business environment and the relevant category supplier market, identifying risks, providing insights and flexible, innovative solutions based on a long-term view of the organisation’s priorities, shaping and aligning the procurement solutions and contractual arrangements accordingly.

Experience of working in categories such as property or business services beneficial.

The post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended.

Salary: £43,434 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 7)

Closing date: Friday, 22 October 2021


Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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