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Procurement Category Manager

Home Group
Newcastle upon Tyne (Gosforth Park Way)
£30,000 - £60,000_£40,000 - £49,999
Closing date
21 Oct 2021

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Homes and Asset Management, Procurement
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Procurement Category Manager
Hybrid location: working from home and one of our regional offices.
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Salary £35000 to £46,000 per annum 
Plus, Brilliant Benefits!

Reducing and optimising external spend. That’s when it hits home!

We need two experienced procurement professionals’ to join our well-established team. You will be responsible for managing categories to reduce and optimise external spend and ensuring adherence across Home Group. You will build relationships with other internal departments and suppliers to enhance operational performance.

You will have experience of devising, implementing, and ‘selling’ sourcing strategies, as well as experience of working in diverse and varied commodity fields. It would be brilliant if you have experience of working with Maintenance, Insurance and corporate services.

Furthermore, you will have experience of working with multifunctional teams to deliver optimal sourcing solutions which deliver significant and measurable benefits. You have strong and successful negotiating skills as well as experience of contract management. You will need to have a solid understanding of contract law and ability to draft contracts with minimal support from legal professionals.

Finally, you will have knowledge of latest purchasing theory and practice including awareness of the latest e-procurement tools, and a CIPS qualification would be highly desirable.

What makes us No.7 in the UK’s Best Super Large Great Places to Work, 4th Best Place in the UK for Great Places for Women to Work, 18th in the Stonewall Top 100 and Investors in People Platinum (!!) Standard….? It’s our brilliant people and culture! 

Working flexibly
It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!

You’ll be home and office based for the majority of your time, however our team come together approximately 2 days per month from our head office in Newcastle and you’ll be expected to join us.

Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers’ pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Procurement Category Manager Job description and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards! 

To apply 
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.  

About Covid 
We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers since the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the heart of making that happen. We’re continuing to do things a little differently, to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak. 

Be yourself at Home 

Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We’re super proud of our internal Diversity Networks and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work!  

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There’s never been a more exciting time to join us, as we build and sell over 10,000 new homes across the UK.  From affordable housing to our brilliant private sale brand Persona, we’re shaking up the new build market.  You’ll have the opportunity to work on everything from affordable homes to luxury apartments and build the career you want with us. 

As one of the UK’s largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.  We also provide long term integrated health and social care housing.  We don’t just build houses, we build homes and develop vibrant communities where people want to live. 

What keeps us busy?

We’re building homes, independence and aspirations and according to our trophy cabinet we’re pretty good at it! 

We’re winners of the 2018 UK Housing Awards Development Programme of the Year, Silver Best House at the What House Awards 2018, and RESI Landlord of the Year 2016.  We’re constantly challenging the status quo, delivering unparalleled schemes and ground-breaking products.  We pride ourselves on building happier, healthy homes, putting space and people before profits.

Oh and did we mentioned that we rank No. 27 in the UK’s Best Large Places to work, and 17th in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2019?    

We’re growing

As we’re building new homes, we’re growing our team too so there are lots of opportunities for you to join us across the UK.  So whether you’re acquiring land, designing places, delivering schemes, selling homes or regenerating neighbourhoods.  You’ll be working alongside brilliant people to unlock bold opportunities, exciting new partnerships and collaborative projects across the UK. 

Join us

You can find out more about us and our current vacancies on our website at or on our Facebook and Linkedin pages.    

High-flying career, work life balance, brilliant benefits and a cherry on top!  There are so many reasons you’ll love working at Home Group.


Find Us
2 Gosforth Park Way
Gosforth Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8ET
United Kingdom
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