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