Category Specialist (Environment)

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 300 - £ 350 / Day
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

JOB TITLE: Category Specialist
LOCATION: Wandsworth, Greater London
PAY RATE: £300 -£350 per day (Umbrella)
DURATION: 3 months initially
IR35 STATUS: Inside

We are looking for a Category Specialist to join the team on an initial 3 month contract basis to cover a shortfall in staff during a busy period.


To provide support and assistance to the Category Manager in the development of category and sub-category plans and strategies leading the defined category action plans covering all areas of spend within their assigned category.

To provide procurement expertise at all levels and at all stages of the procurement lifecycle including commissioning, tendering and contract management.


  • Assists in providing effective procurement support for the divisions and functions within the terms of reference of the post holders associated category.

  • Support the Category Manager with the development and management of procurement action plans.

  • Provide specialist support to ensure procurement exercises comply with the procurement code of practice, procurement strategy and public procurement regulations.

  • Assists in the preparation of category action plans for the post holders associated category.

  • Support the development of tender and quotes documents which are compliant with policy and regulatory requirements.

  • Support the development of Excel based evaluation models appropriate to each procurement exercise as necessary, to lead on procurement exercises for commonly bought goods, works and services with the post holders category.

  • Assist with the identification and development of opportunities for collaboration / aggregation both internally and externally.

  • Support negotiations with suppliers


  • Experienced procurement/category specialist, ideally in Environment (Highways; FM; Housing)

  • Experienced with procuring under the public sectors highly regulated framework

  • Confident with good stakeholder engagement skills;

  • Good communicator and able to work on own initiative.

  • Experience of applying the Public Contract Regulations 2015

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Please apply with your CV to: Emily Day