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Procurement Category Manager

Job Title: Procurement Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
REF: BBBH10146
Contact Name: Aimee Gleave
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Category Specialist - Procurement


£35,000 - £45,000 plus excellent benefits

Role Profile

Cast UK are currently supporting a forward-thinking and dynamic procurement business based in the Midlands. They are looking to appoint a Category Specialist to their Procurement team. The successful candidate will strategically manage a range of categories, delivering the best value for the business and its customer base.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing benchmarking exercises
  • Continual development of categories
  • Development of high levels of category strategy
  • Ensuring all category development supports global strategy

Skills and Experience


*Experience of Public Sector procurement, including EU Directives/OJEU

*Knowledge of the medical and/or pharmaceutical market

*CIPS qualification

The successful candidate will have:

  • 3 years minimum experience in a relevant Purchasing role
  • Ability to manage allocated categories and associated projects within given timescales
  • Pro-active management of an allocated portfolio of contracts and their renewals
  • Experience of developing category strategies which maximise value for customers
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Negotiations skills
  • Experience of large scale procurement activities
  • Strong communication skills


Procurement Service Provider

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit