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Procurement Category Manager & Senior Category Buyer – Directs

A leading engineering contractor is looking for a Procurement Category Manager and Senior Category Buyer to strategically manage a portfolio of direct contracts, you will:

  • Create / implement category strategies across a portfolio of direct spend
  • Run end to end tendering across assigned categories from RFQ to award and contract management
  • Manage the ongoing performance of awarded category agreements
  • Work with project teams to ensure they successfully adopt new agreements, helping to solve operational challenges
  • Deliver various Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) initiatives with key supply chain partners
  • Establish strong relationships with key internal stakeholders


The Procurement Category Manager role focuses on creating category plans at a high level, together with getting buy in from internal stakeholders to adopt the category plans.


The Senior Category Buyer role focuses on implementing category plans, running tenders and performance managing the contracts

Project / Category Details

Managing a portfolio of direct categories to support engineering and construction projects, category values range from £20m to £100m+ spend per year.

Candidate Requirements

Our client is looking for experienced strategic procurement professionals who have strong experience working for a large engineering, construction or infrastructure contractor.

They are open to looking at both category managers / category buyers and procurement managers / senior buyers who have strong strategic sourcing experience for direct categories of spend.

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Our Consultants are aligned to a specific job function group nationally, they help candidates across all experience levels from Assistants through to department Heads and Directors.

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