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    £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, pension, private healthcare

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A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Procurement professional to join a leading Manufacturing organisation as an Indirect Global Category Manager

Specific Job Responsibilities of the Indirect Global Category Manager;

  • Drive annual productivity improvements in each spend category.
  • Optimise total cost of ownership year-over-year for assigned spend categories.
  • Capture and validate real savings.
  • Measure and track performance within each spend category and define budgetary impact.
  • Establish key performance measures for each spend category.
  • Communicate performance against performance measures and work with stakeholders to ensure savings are incorporated into annual operating plans
  • Take ownership of the vendor selection and negotiation process ensuring best value received from suppliers.
  • Manage strategic sourcing projects applying relevant methodology.
  • Define and lead the supplier selection process considering supply market specifics.
  • Screen and select potential suppliers.
  • Develop negotiation strategy.
  • Monitor strategy implementation and contract compliance.
  • Ensure strategies are implemented and TCO reductions secured according to implementation plans
  • Provide global leadership for one or more significant spend category on a global basis.
  • Ensure that there is a comprehensive category strategy in place that ensures all regions deliver significant savings and have a program of continuous improvement.
  • Remain current with market trends through relationships with vendors and market experts.
  • identify and communicate new technologies and solutions to key problems in the assigned spend areas.

Personal Specification of the Indirect Global Category Manager;

  • Degree qualified or equivalent.
  • Professional Qualifications would be preferred (CIPS).
  • Proven Global Procurement experience.
  • Indirect Procurement experience.
  • Strong Leadership skills.
  • Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills.

This role would suit an individual with previous experience in the following roles; Procurement Manager, Strategic Senior Buyer, Category Manager, Commodity Manager, Commodity Lead, Category Lead.