Beaumont Select

Category Manager - Indirects

South East
£45-60K + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension, Healthcare
28 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager opportunity based on the South Coast. Indirects/Services Category experience required...

Job Purpose:

To develop and implement specific category strategies across one or more categories, strategic sourcing and supplier management strategies and plans within these categories, whilst ensuring alignment with and delivery of the organisations business plans.

To undertake all associated commercial activity to achieve value creation, minimise total cost of ownership and deliver the full sourcing lifecycle, from strategy creation and execution through to implementation, supplier and contract management.

In depth relevant category experience of at least one of the following:

HR & Professional Services OR FM, Fleet and Travel

  • Good knowledge of leading practice tools techniques & processes covering Category Strategy Development, Strategic Sourcing & SM

  • Commercial Effectiveness & Business Expertise

  • In depth commercial understanding of contracting options & drafting

  • Broad knowledge of SM techniques including SRM

  • Strategic thinker

  • Ability to develop compelling category strategies & sourcing strategies

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Communication with impact & influence

  • Strong Project Management skills

  • Robust data analysis skills

  • Flexible & adaptable & able work with ambiguity & change

  • Excellent planning, organisational & problem solving skills

  • Analytical & logical thinker with the ability to operate at both a strategic & detailed level

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Ability to use a recognised Project Planning tool

  • Ability to work with others within the department & across the organisation to obtain critical information

  • Ability to manage a number of projects as part of a larger programme of change

  • Evidence of successful delivery of purchasing strategy & benefits

  • Proven experience of leading strategic purchasing initiatives within an organisation that has crossed functional & business boundaries

  • Proven experience of developing & maintaining effective relationships internally with other business areas & externally with suppliers

Previous OJEU experience preferred


  • Degree Educated

  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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