NWUPC Vacancy - Category Manager


The North Western University Purchasing Consortium is not only one of the most supportive and forward-thinking procurement organisations in the North but is also an organisation that considers Responsible and Sustainable Procurement as a living and developing priority internally and for their valued members. During a time of growth and internal development, they now have a requirement for a permanent Category Manager to join their growing team and help them further their ambitions as a leading procurement excellent organisation in Higher Education.

Category Manager – Responsible (Sustainable) Procurement
The North Western University Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC Ltd) – Hybrid/Flexible working with a main office in Salford, Greater Manchester
Starting salary of £35,000 per annum but fantastic benefits and further opportunities
For full details and how to apply
The act of procuring goods, services, or works in a manner that is considerate of the impact, both positive and negative on the environment, the economy, and society in general has never been taken more seriously than it is right now. Having a compliant and considerate framework provider to buy your goods and services from has never been more important. NWUPC provides exactly that and more to an extensive list of Higher Education Members in the North West of England.

Who are you?

• An experienced procurement professional with exposure to public contract regulations and procurement environments

• Qualified or studying towards level 4 in CIPS

• Experienced in varying categories of procurement and content working within multiple categories

• Able to manage contracts and procurements on behalf of members and advise on the best solutions and compliant routes to market

• Comfortable dealing with members and engaging with senior procurement professionals from surrounding Universities

• Passionate and willing to learn – passionate about Sustainable and Responsible Procurement, passionate about Social Value and impact and willing to learn and support senior procurement professionals locally and nationally to develop and implement sustainable and values led procurement practices.


In return, NWUPC will support, mentor, and develop you in both Procurement Qualifications and further education, opportunities for personal development, working closely with their senior leadership on procurement improvement, a flexible and merged way of working, a clear progression and pay scale improvement plan as well as many other benefits.


For further information regarding this role, how it is split between active procurement and strategy/development and more; please use this link or email Hannah.Quinn@adecco.co.uk.