The University of Wolverhampton

Category Manager

Wolverhampton Campus
Finance Department
Contract Type
Advert Status
31,865 - 34,803 pa
Closing Date
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University of Wolverhampton is seeking to appoint a Category Manager in the Procurement team.

This is a replacement position reporting into the Procurement Manager, predominantly based at our Wolverhampton Campus. 

You must be conversant with the EU Directives and Public Contracts Regulations for Public Procurement. You should have a professional attitude and an ability to communicate positively with a variety of personalities and job levels.


You will lead Procurement activities for the designated Category area of goods and services (IT and Professional Services), although must be flexible to work on other Categories as required; also undertake Procurement of non-category specific areas and externally funded projects as required by the demands of the department.


Attendance is expected at national events where the need arises, in addition to undertaking general administrative duties connected with procurement and monitor/update various University databases when necessary. In addition to external representation at national events, you may be requested to attend/support Procurement Manager regarding collaborative initiatives. 


The role holder will be required to:


  • apply and understand a robust Category approach to the Procurement activity including experience of implementing and developing Category Strategies.
  • manage projects/multiple projects from receipt into the section to formal award of the tender through to monitoring during the term of the Contract.
  • assist the University to achieve value for money through the promotion of best purchasing practice, as well as compliance with internal and external regulations governing procurement activity. Providing professional procurement advice as required.
  • support and work closely with department members and key stakeholders for the areas under the post holders remit.

Interviews for this post will take place on 13th September 2021.


If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Fiona Ward, Head of Procurement ( 


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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