Category Manager

Location
Cardiff
Salary
GBP40000 - GBP40000 per annum +
Posted
01 Sep 2017
Closes
01 Oct 2017
Ref
13852312/001
Contact
Paris Howell
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A great opportunity to join a established procurement team in a International business specialising in business services and utilities. Reporting directly into the Head of Procurement, this position will support procurement objectives in line with the procurement strategy.

Client Details

A Leading organisation in their field, this is an excellent opportunity to join a business who continue to grow and develop into new areas. Joining a established procurement team, this is opportunity to develop both procurement and category strategy

Description

  • To perform all aspects of procurement including supplier search, qualification and approval, tendering, contract negotiation and formulation and contract management, category & supplier management in accordance with the procurement strategy
  • Analysis of procurement spend and supply base to establish suppliers per procurement category and sub category
  • Manage and develop supplier relationships and ongoing negotiations, for the procurement category and sub categories
  • Development of savings opportunities and bench marking of industry Standards and practices to identify quick win opportunities
  • Conducts supplier segmentation and develops, maintains and communicates a preferred supplier and approved product/service list for their agreed categories.
  • Use leading practice procurement tools to develop and implement the sourcing

Profile

  • Proven ability to lead negotiations at the highest levels with suppliers on contracts up to £10m
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and recommend on risk
  • Background of managing procurement projects cradle to grave
  • Takes ownership of specific tasks/projects as directed by the Head of Procurement
  • Background in a procurement category management role
  • Able to deliver a procurement category strategy and benefits including financial savings
  • Knowledge of indirect expenditure Category Groups
  • A commercially savvy analytic thinker
  • Graduate level or equivalent education

Job Offer

Salary: £40,000 plus car and benefits