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Category Manager Agency and Energy
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4868
  • Published: Wed 27/07/2022, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £38,553 To £46,662 per annum (Grade K)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

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Category Manager Agency and Energy

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within a busy team delivering procurement and commissioning services at West Berkshire Council.

Reporting to the Service Manager, Commissioning & Procurement – Place and Resources, you will take a lead role in the delivery of a range of contracts across energy and agency, supporting the implementation of Category Management in the Council and helping to develop contract management policy.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of two years’ experience of working in procurement. You will ideally have some knowledge or experience in either agency or energy contracts, although this is not essential. You will have excellent negotiation skills and be able to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders and the ability to manage tender processes against a portfolio of contracts. 

Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to make a positive impact are crucial for this role, along with a strong data analytical skills and working knowledge of public sector procurement regulations.

If you meet the above criteria, are organised and flexible with an innovative approach to your work we would welcome your application for this post. 

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.

Please contact Kate Pearson, Service Manager – Commissioning and Procurement, Place and Resources on 07827 958350 for an informal chat about this role.