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Interim Category Officer

Interim Category Officer

  • Location

    Bedfordshire, England

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  • Salary:

    £250 - £350 per day

  • Contact:

    Sam Solt

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    SS - 11410_1525074053

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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1st Executive have been retained by a public sector body to manage the recruitment for an Interim Category Officer to assist with key projects within Corporate, Environment and Property spend areas.


  • Assist the Category Managers with contract management and manage own contractual workload
  • Assist the Category Mangers with Spend Analysis and Category Reviews
  • Assist the Category Managers with portfolio planning, bundling and key stakeholder management
  • Assist the Category Managers with category management framework plans and efficiency profiling
  • Support the Category Managers to devise category management savings plans through to implementation
  • Ensure that procurement of goods and services is done a cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Responsible for own workload as well as assisting the Category Managers develop category and sub-category strategies
  • Assist with procurement projects
  • Support the Category Managers and the Commercial Hub Manager in developing category plans and programmes, providing procurement assistance throughout the commissioning cycle
  • To be involved with Category Managers in negotiating with and developing suppliers, analysing and acting on spend data to achieve savings, and contributing to internal and external capacity building


  • Understanding of Public Sector procurement regulations - OJEU & contract procedures
  • Demonstrable experience of managing end to end tenders
  • Exposure to environment, property or corporate procurement
  • Demonstrable experience of managing stakeholders up to Heads of Service level
  • Experience of using an e-procurement system - In-Tend (Desirable)
  • Ability to run reports in a financial management system - Agresso (Desirable)