Assistant Category Manager


Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 5 (£21,589 - £23,836)


Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week

Work Pattern: Mon - Fri (Flexi time)


Location: Command Headquarters Sheffield


An opportunity has arisen within our Procurement Services section for an Assistant Category Manager, based at Command Headquarters in Sheffield.

The overall purpose of the role will be to be responsible for the day-to-day buying of supplies, services and minor works up to a value of £100,000, to interrogate Integra financial system in order to produce spend analysis reports and make appropriate recommendations, to promote good procurement practices, to work with stakeholders and take their needs to market, to ensure that the Contacts Register is up to date and published in accordance with The Local Government Transparency Code.

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of working within a procurement section, carrying out tendering exercises with stakeholder engagement and working knowledge of MS Office Applications, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.

You must possess good interpersonal skills, good telephone manner and ability to influence stakeholders.

The key duties will include:
1. Responsible for establishing the requirements of internal customers (including the Central Stores) and other partners / stakeholders for the tendering (or sourcing from appropriate frameworks) of supplies, services and minor works up to £100,000. To understand the needs, write tender documents, produce and equalise returns analysis and make recommendation of award to the end users.

2. Ensure compliance at all times with organisational procedures including Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

3. Remain alert to the reputational damage that can be experienced by the organisation in the event of breaches of Regulations and procedures.

4. Ensure that information is entered correctly and concisely onto Requests for Quotations / Purchase Orders or other documentation used in the sourcing process.

5. Ensure spend data analysis is carried out on a regular basis and appropriate action taken to ensure compliance and best value.

6. On evaluation of spend analysis issue tender documents, compare and evaluate quotations received from suppliers, prepare evaluations and make recommendations for the placement of orders / contracts to relevant Category Manager.

For more information about the role contact David Nichols on 0114 253 2390.

An application form for the role can found here or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk or on 0114 253 2811.

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on 25 September 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 7 October 2019.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

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This content was last updated on September 11th, 2019