Category Manager (Professional Services)

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Grade G £ 39,152 - £ 49,553
Jul 01, 2020
Jul 19, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.

A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate

The Procurement Team sit within the Finance Directorate and help ensure third party spend is managed effectively through a variety a sourcing activities, supported by policies and process to ensure optimum value for money is achieved. The university adopts a category management approach for it's £70 million plus spend per year on goods, services, and works.


The Category Manager for Professional Services is one of three Category Manager roles within the team, overseeing a diverse profile of spend, engaging with a variety of supplier markets and stakeholders across all area's the university. The role also includes line management responsibility for a recently appointed Apprentice Procurement Officer position, offering an exciting opportunity to develop new professional talent.

Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will need to be able to evidence confident knowledge and experience in public procurement, preferably within a higher education environment, and the professional services category. They will be independently motivated to provide the highest level of service to internal stakeholders enabling delivery of the best student experience possible.

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