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10th May 2018

Job Vacancy (Durham): Strategic Category Manager

Durham County Council is seeking to recruit a Strategic Category Manager as part of an award winning and proactive procurement team of 23 employees.

The salary is £38,052 to £41,846 (Grade 13), and the position is full-time, permanent contract.

The Council is the largest in the North East and the seventh largest by population and as well as winning the Cabinet Office first ever award for social value leadership for an organisation, the annual spend is approximately £450 million on goods, works and services.

This strategic role is one of four Strategic Category Managers (all have line management responsibility of 4 or 5 officers) who report to a Procurement Manager who in turn reports to the Chief Procurement Officer.

This generic role contains responsibilities for strategic category management leadership and procurement project delivery, as well as development and implementation of procurement strategy, commercial opportunities, policies, systems, processes, training, advice, spend analysis, and work programmes to achieve an efficient e-enabled single way of working.

Candidates should be fully MCIPS qualified (Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply Level 6) or part qualified with a firm commitment to achieve full MCIPS within a mutually agreed timescale. A degree or degree level qualification in an appropriate subject may also be considered to be acceptable.

Click here to find out more and apply.

The closing date is 23.59 Wednesday 23 May 2018.

Interviews will be held on Friday 8 June 2018.