Category Specialist (FM)

Are you looking for a new role in FM Procurement?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Category Specialist in FM to join a growing organisation and thriving team based in Salford, Manchester.

CPC is a well-established not-for-profit organisation with an excellent reputation in the Education sector. We are proud to provide our Colleges, Academies, Universities and Schools members with specialist advice on best procurement practices and obtaining best value for money. The CPC team is comprised of experienced and dedicated procurement professionals who operate at the core of our business creating EU tendered frameworks covering a variety of commodities. The Contracting team offer support and guidance to our members procuring through our frameworks sharing best practice and ensuring compliance. CPC frameworks cover a wide variety of goods and services developed in line with our members'needs. 

Reporting to the Contracting Manager and working within a dynamic friendly team you will offer specialist advice and guidance to our members on the acquisitions of any goods or services within outsourced cleaning and catering categories. You will manage and monitor assigned frameworks and engage with members and suppliers to identify opportunities whilst delivering value for money. 

This role will suit a candidate who is either MCIPS qualified or part qualified at Level 4 and above and who has experience of working within a purchasing environment undertaking EU tenders in FM. You will have strong organisational skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to build rapport and communicate effectively with people at all levels, as well as a strong commitment to mentoring and nurturing a team of professional advisors.

In return you will receive a competitive salary, annual bonus, local government pension scheme, 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays & Xmas closure), flexible working hours, comprehensive induction and on-going development opportunities. 

If you can demonstrate the above experience and skills and want to work in a dynamic and forward looking team, then we would like to hear from you. 

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Crescent Purchasing Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and committed to Equality and Diversity