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Deputy Category Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34211

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 29/01/2021

Job live date: 15/12/2020

Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Finance

Division: Procurement

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

The Deputy Category Manager is responsible for supporting procurement activity, analysis of cost data, savings opportunities and investigating market information in support of the procurement Category Management team. This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing support to the Estates & Facilities Category Managers regarding market intelligence, financial analysis, management information and risk.
  • Supporting purchasing activity on behalf of the business stakeholders. This will include tendering, completing post competition analysis, assisting in selection and contract negotiation.
  • Independently working across multiple Procurement Specialist teams to provide support to the Category Managers including assisting in developing Category strategies with the use of market intelligence, spend data, risk and management information.
  • Analyse demand, market intelligence, spend data, risk and management information and prepare reports in support of the University of Reading procurement strategy development.
  • When required deputise for the Estates & Facilities Category Managers

You will have:

  • Skilled in the application of various procurement approaches
  • Understanding of the Category and its supplier base
  • Previous  purchasing experience
  • Previous experience of stakeholder management inc. developing tender documents to achieve best value
  • Previous experience of developing financial analysis related to procurement

Interviews to be held 10th February 2021

The University would consider any requests for flexible working.

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Lead Category Manager

Contact role:

Category Manager

Contact name:

Martin McMahon

Contact name:

Aleks Borkowska

Contact phone:

0118 378 8308

Contact phone:


Contact email:

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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