Category Specialist

5 days left

Recruiter
Centrica
Location
Peterborough/ Brigg/ Windsor
Salary
Competitive with great benefits
Posted
27 Mar 2018
Closes
27 Apr 2018
Ref
R9946396
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

The Overview

Are you a Procurement or Contracts specialist looking for their next challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Category Specialist to join our Procurement Power Generation team.

The role is focused on procuring goods and services required to operate and maintain a fleet of power stations with the potential for demolition activities. These range from a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) to a new fleet of smaller power plants and a battery storage facility.

If you are passionate about Procurement, have Contracts experience and are looking for a company who activity develops internal talent, then we would be keen to hear from you.


The Role

  • Help manage all procurement activity across the Power Generation categories, including the creation and implementation of category strategies.
  • Source and procure a range of goods and services ensuring optimum value for money Leading and evaluating competitive tenders and proposals for the supply of goods and services.
  • Negotiating with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters Provide support to the Category Manager in complex negotiations through data, market or other analysis.
  • Support category assessments to generate innovative opportunities and robust strategic sourcing plans.
  • Draft, negotiate and obtain agreement to commercial contracts ensuring that operational and commercial risks to business are fully understood and minimised.
  • Procurement management of demolition activities, planned & unplanned power station outages
  • Report changes and updates through proactive governance; Help the business to achieve its OPEX saving targets.


The Person

Competencies

  • Confidence and credibility with excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Pro-active, flexible, resilient, motivated and results oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines/deliver on promises
  • Confident working on their own but recognise the value of team working
  • Excellent analytical skills  

Experience

  • Ability to identify and exploit commercial opportunities
  • Clear understanding of Category Management principles
  • Knowledge of end to end Category Management including market insight, business partnering, negotiation, on-going supplier management and governance
  • Evidence of managing a category through the whole life cycle, ensuring the value created in the negotiation stage hits the bottom line
  • Understanding of general and contract law
  • Advanced skill using SAP, MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint  

Desirable

  • Degree educated (or equivalent) Membership of CIPS (or equivalent)
  • Experience of Procuring Engineering, Maintenance and Operations categories
  • Knowledge of the electricity market
  • Experience of negotiating long term service agreements

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