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    West Drayton

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    £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum

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    Gabriel Quarm

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Senior Category Manager

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Category Manager to join one of the UK's busiest airports located in West London!

Operating in this Senior Category Manager role, you will have experience with high valued projects and a good understanding across the electricity market, green energy buying and technical engineering. You will also have strong leadership skills with at least 4 years' experience in a similar role.

Role responsibilities of the Senior Category Manager

  • Manage their category strategic sourcing activities for large value, highly technical and complex spend areas which align with the business and the broader business / market strategies
  • Operate within the governance process and produce any required documentation to progress the sourcing of services or goods.
  • Challenge business plans and strategy documents to ensure robustness of approach that maximises commercial opportunity and mitigates risk for each relevant endeavour
  • Work closely across the procurement team(s) with peers, leaders and stakeholders to drive collaboration and share best practice for synergies across common categories driving value add activities
  • Collaborate, influence and champion close stakeholder relationships to drive governance through the SRM process. Proactively engage teams, peers, leaders and stakeholders across the business to align to both procurement strategy and governance for delivery of business objectives

Person specification of the Senior Category Manager

  • Excellent understanding of the Energy markets, terminology and energy supply contracts and UK energy infrastructure
  • Experience in managing team(s) and influencing peers and stakeholders
  • Experience in coaching and motivating staff to deliver high levels of performance
  • Knowledge of energy in the UK Power Market
  • Strong Project Management skills and good technical understanding to enable delivery of strategy

The reward:

  • A competitive salary of up to £68,000 depending on experience
  • Flexible hybrid working
  • 5% bonus scheme
  • Travel paid for up to £4K

This Senior Category Manager role would be well suited to you if you have previously had a role as a Category Manager, Procurement Lead, Senior Procurement Manager, Head of Procurement, Sourcing Lead or Procurement Manager.