Category Specialist | FTSE 250 Financial Services | Surrey
Listed as a constituent of the FTSE 250, this leading Financial Services organisation has led the way in providing award winning services to over a million people Nationwide. Impressive growth figures have resulted in the need to further expand the team as ever more strategic projects are onboarded with an external spend currently exceeding c.£300m.
You’ll be given scope and freedom to define and manage a range of indirect categories as you see fit. This poses a unique opportunity to become involved in a hugely diverse environment with a magnitude of savings opportunities in what is still a growing function. You’ll need to be commercially astute and able to influence stakeholders at the highest level. In return, you’ll benefit from best in class mentorship and training as you work towards a management position in the business.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Reporting directly to the Procurement manager overseeing a range of indirect spend areas across the business functions
- Delivering value to the business through deployment of Procurement and Supplier Management expertise by managing diverse spend categories
- Provide Procurement and Supplier Management expertise in supporting the business, managing the procurement and contracting activities for multi million pound project values
- Providing Procurement and Supplier Management representation to all departments and stakeholders across all the business
- Ability to undertake a category management approach to some projects that span across multiple business groups in order to obtain the best terms and value for the whole business
Skills and Achievements:
- Proven experience in a Contract Management, Supplier Management or purchasing activity, having worked across a range of commodities, products and services
- Customer focused approach and good negotiation skills
- Ability to communicate, present and influence across the organisation
- Ability to manage workloads and priorities to meet critical project deadlines
- Some understanding of contract terms and contract law