Procurement & Supply Chain

Category Manager

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Hybrid Working
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: PSMJ-35747
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Megana Juceviciute

Megana Juceviciute

07562 930 166 / 01709 723 248

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Job Description

Category Manager 
Up to £50,000 + Hybrid Working 
Birmingham, West Midlands

Excellent Benefits Package including Hybrid Working, Free Travel, Defined Benefit Pension Scheme and more! 

As a Category Manager, you will oversee the contractual relationships between the business and various stakeholders. You will serve as a key liaison across all business directorates, guiding procurement activities in adherence to relevant policies and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guide and support procurement activities in line with company policies and regulatory requirements
  • Manage tendering processes for indirect purchases across multiple company directorates
  • Negotiate and prepare contracts to fulfil business requirements and franchise commitments
  • Liaise with the Client Relationships & Contracts Team and DfT for contract approvals
  • Provide commercial and contractual advice as needed
  • Act as the primary contact with external legal advisors regarding contracts
  • Attend contract review meetings and provide management reporting
  • Assist in reviewing and enhancing procurement policies and procedures
  • Support the Head of Client Relationships & Contracts in meeting business needs
  • Navigate a challenging environment, communicating effectively within the company and with external organisations
  • Adhere to Abellio Group Procurement Policy and WMT Procurement Strategy


Job Challenges:

  • Balancing business requirements with NRC commitments
  • Ensuring rigorous application of contractual rights and obligations
  • Supporting the fulfilment of annual business plan commitments
  • Seeking best value through effective contract management
  • Meeting tight project deadlines for tender delivery


Experience & Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in Category Management for large organisations
  • Familiarity with Utilities Contract Regulations
  • Proficiency in contract management and negotiation
  • Ability to interpret complex legal documents
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Experience working with legal advisors
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Multitasking ability to manage conflicting deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player


What's on Offer:

  • Hybrid Working (2-3 days in office)
  • Defined Benefit Pension scheme
  • Free standard class travel on all Transport UK group train companies trains, for the employee, partner and any dependant children
  • 75% discount on national leisure travel (inc. partner and dependants)
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days + 8 day stats holiday per year (option to buy 5 additional days and/or sell 2)


Elevation Recruitment Group’s Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Procurement and Supply Chain positions, visit www.elevationrecruitmentgroup.com

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This vacancy is managed by:

Megana Juceviciute

Megana Juceviciute

07562 930 166 / 01709 723 248

[email protected]

Join my network on LinkedIn


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