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Applications are invited for the post of Category Manager in the Procurement Department.

The Central Procurement team have an exciting opportunity for a forward looking, commercially driven Category Manager to oversee the management of all non-pay expenditure for the College and to lead the development of sourcing strategies to deliver value-for-money and improved services for our patients.

You will be responsible for leading the development of procurement plans and strategies for key areas of non-pay expenditure and maximising the value for money obtained in the acquisition of goods and services through sustainable, efficient and effective practices including the management of risks and compliance with the Public Procurement Regulations.

As Category Manager you will be the dedicated point of contact for all procurement queries and to coordinate activities with other members of the team where appropriate.

You will have experience of project management techniques, developing category strategies and managing complex procurement projects including business cases, options appraisal, tender documentation, tender evaluation and contract award processes.

You will have strong communication skills and experience in building relationships at senior levels, as well as a good understanding of procurement best practice.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.  The post is based in Egham, London where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

The College has adopted hybrid working for some roles and so some remote working would be possible for this role.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: [email protected]

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.

Please quote the reference: 0622-238

Closing Date: 23:59, 22 June 2022  

Interview Date: TBC

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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