Regional Category Manager

GBP35000.00 - GBP40000.00 per annum +
29 Mar 2018
28 Apr 2018
Senga Turnbull
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Regional Category Buyer

Your new company
An International growth focused company who is an industry leader looking to maintain their leading position by transforming the markets the operate in. A company that embraces continual professional development of its 4000 strong work force

Your new role
Within the categories of your responsibility, your main tasks will be:
* Internal demand analysis planning and forecasting
* Develop and maintain short, medium & long term category strategies based on internal demand and market intelligence
* Drive and execute the source-to-contract process and ensure the appropriate involvement of experts (e.g. legal, digital procurement team)
* Ensure continuous improvement and optimization of categories to drive cost efficiencies and effectiveness in operations
* Manage and mitigate supply chain and supplier portfolio management risks
* Manage contracts (implementation, monitoring, optimization, risk management)
* Manage suppliers (onboarding, performance management, joint planning and objectives)
* Define, execute and monitor inventory strategies

Key Interfaces
* Reporting to Regional Procurement Manager
* Represent Region and categories in Category teams and at global level
* Engage with Regional Tech. & Ops. to align category strategies and specifications (plan-to-strategy process)
* Close collaboration with Legal and Procurement functions (source-to-contract process)

What you'll need to succeed
Functional skills
Must have:
* Tender strategy
* Compliance & contract management
* Demand & forecast management
* Scope & specifications
* Negotiation
* Procurement analytics
* Project management

Has knowledge of:
* Contracting
* Risk & opportunity management
Personal skills
* Agile & innovative mindset
* Stakeholder management
* 3-5 years of experience in Procurement
* Experience working in a multinational company and/or international work environment
Category- and supplier- specific decision making

What you'll get in return
Excellent remuneration package
Bupa Cover
Annual Bonus
25 days holiday plus bank holiday

What you need to do now
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