Category Manager

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

UKAEA is looking for a Category Manager to join our team! You will be responsible for the production, approval and delivery of the Category Strategy for the designated portfolio of spend (ca. £10 – 50Mpa). You will work across all levels of the organization, independently or as part of a project team, department, developing & delivering complex sourcing and tender projects. Initial category management areas which are required are FM and Professional Services. Strategic supplier relationship management and market intelligence form a core part of the role, ensuring that both individual Tender Strategies and Category Strategies manage risk, are aligned to market trends and the future direction of the business whilst ensuring UKAEA are compliant with the UK directives for procurement in the public sector.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the organization in achievement of its milestones and also impacting the achievement of BEIS targets and milestones. You will work closely with Strategic Procurement Business Partners to capture all needs and requirements, collaborating with others to define scopes, seek opportunities for improvement and manage areas and projects as assigned. You will drive, influence and negotiate with both internal and external stakeholders.

If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge and make a real impact, we want to hear from you! Apply today to join the UKAEA team.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Establishing strategic relationships with Management Teams and key suppliers and proactively manage engagement across projects/programs and incorporating all Business Partners
  • Developing and managing Assistant Category Managers and providing advice, training, and support to the business to drive compliance and enhance commercial awareness
  • Undertake in-depth market analysis to inform both Category and Procurement Strategies
  • Exploit the ERP and Microsoft platforms and identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Conduct financial analysis and lead on complex commercial negotiations -Develop and deliver procurement projects that provide financial benefit, risk mitigation, and process efficiency
  • Challenge ‘business as usual’ and prepare cases for the more effective use of existing and new supply chains
  • Prepare and seek approval of procurement and contract recommendations. Ensure that economic, environmental and ethical risks are assessed and appropriately mitigated/managed across the supply chain and throughout the tendering and contract lifecycle.
£43,396 to £46,293 (+ £5,000 if fully MCIPS qualified) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 24/02/2023 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit . If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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