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Category Officer

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£20,422 to £24,447 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2021

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At the City of York Council we operate a Category Management approach to Commercial Procurement, and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our Commercial Procurement Team as a Category Officer which will provide an excellent introduction into a procurement career. 

About the role;

The role will be providing support to a Category Manager, assisting with larger above threshold procurements and lead tendering exercises for some areas with a lower level of spend. There will be the opportunity to move to different categories in future as workloads allow

Key skills and experience required:

The role will work across a wide area of spend and would suit someone early in their procurement career, with a good base knowledge of procurement and who wants to develop their commercial skills in an exciting and dynamic public procurement environment. 

Ideally the successful candidate will have some work experience in a financial environment with the ability to gather, analyse, and present, numerical, budget or other information, in verbal or written form.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

This is a career graded post, Grades 5 to 6. Movement across the grades is subject to performance review.

For an informal discussion about either of this role please contact Chloe Wilcox on  or 07904257565.

Closing date:  Thursday 23 September at 12 midnight

Interview date: Week commencing 4 October

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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