£45000 - £55000 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 maintain and develop Procurement strategies that maximise value for the business.
Job Responsibilities of the Procurement Category Manager;
Maintain and Develop the Procurement strategy and Purchasing processes.
Conduct reviews to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
Negotiate and agree contracts in collaboration with the Legal department.
Maintain and develop strategies to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met or exceeded.
Evaluate bids to make recommendations based on commercial and technical factors.
Manage specific commodities as needed.
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.
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.