Procurement Category Manager

Location York
Discipline: Supply Chain & Procurement
Salary: £43,000 - £48,000
Job ref: 009443
Published: about 1 month ago

Role: Procurement Category Manager

Salary: £43,000 - £48,000 + Bonus

Location: York, YO32

As a Procurement Category Manager at Portakabin, you will be responsible for leading all aspects of sourcing, procurement, and contract management for all Pan-European business units across the steel category. You will create a robust, sustainable, and cost-effective supply base for the nominated category through sourcing, selection, and appointment of new suppliers to complement existing supply partners.

You’ll be an accomplished procurement specialist, with an MCIPS qualification or equivalent. You will be enthusiastic and keen to learn about our business and some of the exciting projects we deliver. You’ll be joining an established and welcoming team, that are proud to have a collaborative working culture, both internally and with wider areas of the Portakabin business. You will promote the sharing of knowledge and best practice and use this to really make an impact!

This is a full-time position, based from our office in York YO32. Portakabin has a flexible approach to working, meaning you will have the option to work from home up to 2 days per week.

As a Procurement Category Manager, you will have:

  • MCIPS qualification or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a senior procurement role
  • Strong supplier relationship management
  • Proven experience in cost reduction & savings realisation
  • An understanding of strategic sourcing, supplier evaluation and on-boarding

Even if you do not match all our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.

View our role profile here

Why Portakabin?

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.

You will receive:

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave
  • Working flexibly principles
  • Contributory pension
  • Annual bonus
  • Single Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)

As a Portakabin Employee, you will also be able to access a range of dedicated health and wellbeing services, a chance to give back to your community with an annual volunteering day off, and fully funded professional qualifications! There is also a great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin.

What’s next? 

We aim to respond to all applications within 7 working days. We are conducting interviews during, or before, the week commencing 10th June 2024. Interviews for this role will be done initially via Zoom/Teams, with a final interview held in person at our Head Office in York.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Portakabin is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made. If you are having any difficulty applying, please contact our recruitment team on