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Category Manager

Cardiff University

Location: Cardiff, Hybrid
Salary: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th February 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: 18255BR

Cardiff University is recruiting a Category Manager to work within the Procurement section of the Finance Department.

You will lead on Procurement projects for goods, works or services, as allocated, being responsible for the preparation and delivery of a commercially focused category management strategy for your allocated categories within the relevant category portfolio. You will aim at ensuring continuity of supply, delivering value for money, influencing the wider impact of procurement on the Welsh economy, sustainability agenda and managing commercial and legislative risk relating to Procurement.

The post holder will also be a business partner for individual schools/departments, responsible for providing procurement advice, market analysis and working with the schools/departments to identify opportunities to create compliant contracts, reduce cost, improve efficiency and support sustainability initiatives in the process building a pipeline of procurement activity. This role will be of strategic importance to the value creation within the schools/departments and the university’s supply chain, including but not limited to the local economy.

You will understand the local and organisational business environment and deliver procurement solutions that provide optimal value and outcomes for the University whilst meeting our regulatory obligations.

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

Salary: £39,347 - £44,263 per annum (Grade 6)

Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 37 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) pro-rata for part-time hours, pension scheme with 21% employer’s contribution, blended working (meaning you will be able to work from home for some of your time), a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments up the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work and is a proud Living Wage supporter.

Closing date: Sunday, 3 March 2024

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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