£40000 - £42000 per annum
A great opportunity for an experienced Procurement professional to join a leading organisation as a Procurement Category Manager. The purpose of this role is to assist in the development of Procurement strategies that maximise value for the business.
Job Responsibilities of the Procurement Category Manager;
Assist in the development of Procurement strategies that maximise value for the business.
Develop a good understanding of the specific supply markets relating to spend categories.
Conduct sourcing activities to meet requirements in support of the overall Category strategy.
Conduct market engagement, tendering, evaluation, negotiation and contract award activities in respect of a specific portfolio of goods and services.
Manage the performance of key suppliers, using appropriate metrics, to improve performance, increase levels of engagement, encourage innovation and deliver additional value from long-term contracts.
Support the implementation, performance management, and compliance to Group contracts.
Implement sourcing and supplier management initiatives to deliver against the Value Plan.
Participate in regular performance reviews, with reference to progress against objectives.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business.
Person Specification of the Procurement Category Manager;
Degree qualified or equivalent.
Additional professional qualifications would be an advantage e.g. CIPS.
Proven Procurement & Category Management experience.
Experience within an engineering environment.
Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
Strong commercial acumen.
Excellent IT skills including MS Office.
Ability to work collaboratively with other departments within the business.
This role would suit an individual with previous experience in the following roles; Supplier Manager, Category Manager, Category Lead, Commodity Manager, Commodity Lead, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager, Senior Buyer, Senior Procurement Officer.