Category Manager – Construction Projects

Category Manager – Construction Projects 150 150 TCLRec
Category Manager - Construction Projects
Interim Position

QAD 1671/0804

Posted: 8th April 2024 16:05
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  • Pay Rate:

    Competitive Market Rate

  • Hours per Week:

    37 hours per week

  • Anticipated 18 months

  • Reading
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Role: Category Manager - Construction Projects

Job Ref: QAD 1671/0804

Pay Rate: Competitive Market Rate  

Hours per week: 37 hours per week

Contract Length: Anticipated 18 months

Location: Reading

A Category Manager is required to develop contracts as part of contract implementation, working closely with the contract management team. You will develop and implement Category Strategy for specific categories, balancing short and long-term objectives to meet business strategy and savings.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in managing procurement activities within the public sector, particularly in construction projects. You will have experience in procuring various aspects of construction projects, including building, installation, process re-kits, utilities, factory settings, and sub-stations. You will be skilled in developing tendering strategies. NEC4 experience is essential.

Key accountabilities:

  • Support and execute strategic sourcing activities
  • Enhance compliance Management and KPI tracking / Balanced Scorecard for contracts, working closely with the contract management team.
  • Draft and complete all artefacts/Bid documents to support the Procurement and evaluation process
  • Draft Call off Contract and work with the preferred suppliers to finalise the contracts
  • Draft/update and complete management plans, obligations matrix, risk registers etc
  • Draft and complete Outline Business Case procurement and Final Business Case award approvals documents including, liaising with appropriate boards and stakeholders.

Key requirements

  • Experience in delivering high value procurements.
  • An understanding of, and experience in procuring across various categories
  • NEC4 experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in using Crown Commercial Service procurement frameworks
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, bring together people and views to inform decision making.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people.


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Security Clearance: SC highly desirable; candidates with active SC clearance will be fast-tracked.

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If you consider yourself to have a disability or if you are a veteran, and you meet the essential criteria for the role, you will be put forward for the ‘Guaranteed Interview’ scheme whereby you will have the opportunity to discuss this role and your suitability with a member of the Sourcing team.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the equivalent PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information.

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  1. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
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Category Manager - Construction Projects
Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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