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Category Assistant

Anchor Hanover Group
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Up to £26,837 depending on experience
Closing date
30 Jul 2021

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Corporate Services, Finance
Full Time
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Job Title: Category Assistant

Location: Bradford

Salary: Up to £26,837 depending on experience   

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5

About the role:

You will support the Category Manager in the  development and delivery of a category sourcing programme, managing relationships with suppliers and markets, delivering cost savings to the organisation and providing expert guidance across a range of internal stakeholders. You will be responsible for a specific set of categories under guidance from the Category Manager and will ensure compliance with the business governance and policy requirements whilst applying a risk-based approach to deliver maximum commercial value.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

A developed knowledge of Procurement processes and procedures.

Knowledge of contract law, standard forms of contracting and regulatory/ legislative requirements and the consequence of non-compliance.

Communication skills with the ability to articulate sensitive and technical information to internal and external audiences.

Experience of meeting KPI targets and service standards in a commercial environment.

Broad procurement experience across a variety of categories, both goods and services.

Procurement research, developing innovative solutions and contributing to the strategic planning process.

Buying or Purchasing experience preferred.

About Us

Anchor Hanover Group is the largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life in England, employing more than 9,000 people throughout England. We provide more than 60,000 homes for people who love living in later life and are a trusted care provider with more than 100 care homes.

We know that quality services start with quality people. We work hard to be recognised as a leading employer and are committed to retaining and attracting the best in our industry.

At Anchor Hanover Group we believe in values. We are Accountable, Respectful, Courageous and Honest. We believe our people should be proud of the work they do making a difference to society and our customers.



Hundreds of talented professionals with a range of specialist skills and experience based in our Bradford and London offices make up our Support Services. While we all do very different things, we work towards the same goal of improving the lives of the older people who live with us. 

Anchor Hanover is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to have an LGBT+ resident group, and also BAME, LGBT+ and Disabled colleague networks. These work closely with the organisation to celebrate diversity, address concerns, review policy and practice and empower their members. We recruit, train and promote without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or other protected status. One of our values is ‘respect’, therefore we do not accept harassment or discrimination from any colleague, resident or third party.


As England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, we’re able to negotiate great deals and benefits for our people. Here are just a few of the things you’ll get when you work with Anchor.

  • Exclusive discounts on high-street shopping

  • 20% off mobile phone contracts

  • Cashback on dental and medical expenses

  • Discounted Private Medical rates

Click here to find out more about our full benefits and wellbeing package (the link is )

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