Human Resources

Assistant Category Manager - QMUL26329

Department: Finance
Salary: £34,733 - £37,632 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL26329
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 21-Sep-2021
Closing date: 05-Oct-2021

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Reporting to the Deputy Director of Procurement and working closely with the Category Managers on a day to day basis, the Assistant Category Manager will support the Category Managers. They will also manage, maintain and develop low value supply agreements to achieve best value for money and good practice in non-pay expenditure.

To co-ordinate and apply good procurement procedures and techniques to meet the business objectives of Queen Mary University of London with professional competence.

A responsibility of this position is to apply best practice procurement across Queen Mary University of London particularly in key spend areas, contributing significantly to a professional and flexible procurement service.

This is an interim role for 12 months and the starting salary will be in the range of £34,733 - £37,632 per annum (Depending on experience), inclusive of London Allowance.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term) and additional University closure dates, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this groups is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

PLEASE NOTE: Before applying, please read the job profile and consider your suitability for the role. In your application statement you will need to demonstrate to us how you meet the Essential, and ideally Desirable, requirements outlined for this role.

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The closing date for applications is 05 October 2021, and Interviews to take place shortly after.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Bahar Shahin at

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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