Corporate Category Manager

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for its employees?

Working with the business unit staff, the Category Manager (Corporate) will plan and manage the timely sourcing and procurement of goods and services as required within the EUNA Region, using the company's tender process, aiming to achieve value for money for goods and services and, with the implementation of Service Level Agreements, a consistently acceptable delivery of service.


  • Operating within agreed company procedures, manage tender processes leading to the appointment of suppliers as required by internal stakeholders.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of contract with suppliers.
  • Liaise with stakeholders on a regular basis to understand their procurement requirements.
  • Support stakeholders in identifying their specification of requirement for goods and services.
  • Maintain a database of Approved Suppliers.
  • Complete due diligence on all corporate suppliers.

Contract Management of Key Suppliers:

  • Manage corporate related suppliers through the life of their contracts, where there Is no contract manager available within the category.
  • Monitor supplier performance against agreed Performance Indicators on a regular basis.
  • Liaise regularly with internal stakeholders to assess their views of supplier performance.
  • Meet with vendors on a regular basis to discuss performance and encourage innovation and contract development.
  • Resolve stakeholder grievances and complaints against supplier performance.
  • Resolve any financial disparity between the Company and the Supplier.

Additional Category Support:

  • Support other Category Manager's with internal enquiries.
  • Maintain understanding of other key contracts and key contacts.
  • Liaise regularly with EUNA Procurement team on updates and changes.

Team Development:

  • Actively support the workload of the Procurement Administrator.
    • Provide guidance and instruction on company procedures for tender processes.
    • Guidance on stakeholder engagement.
    • Support on any Invoice processing required.

Essential competencies and skills:

  • Aptitude to work under own initiative
  • Excellent customer service interfacing skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to organise workload and identify business priorities;
  • Proficient in the use of: Microsoft Outlook; Word and Excel;

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

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