Beaumont Select

Category Manager - NEC3

West Sussex/Surrey
£50-55k + bonus + pension
13 Apr 2018
27 Apr 2018
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting Category Manager opportunity…progress your career in a busy, growing team within one of the leading utilities companies in the UK.

Our client is a major energy company, leading the way in the changing face of energy consumption.  You will join a company where career progression is actively supported, and where talented people are identified and progress quickly to fulfil their potential.

This position will work with both key business stakeholders and the Supply Chain team, to support the business owners to develop and manage a suite of contracts & supplier relationships to support the ambition of the Business unit and company as a whole.

This role will be the strategic lead for our Field Business Unit, and responsible for managing third party partners. This includes contributing to the identification of a range of third party services required to support the business plans, developing supply chain strategies, gaining Supply Chain Manager and Business Stakeholders “Buy in” and the timely delivery of a portfolio of contracts to support the agreed supply chain strategy.  

Category Manager Principal Accountabilities:

  • To identify requirements and support the delivery of the Supply Chain Strategy for the assigned category
  • Ensure that business support teams, such as Legal and other stakeholders, are contributing to the delivery of the portfolio.
  • Ensure that all supply chain activities are carried out in an ethical and controlled manner in line with supply chain policy and procedures;
  • To generate and record savings for the company through effective supply chain management;
  • Develop a supplier base that is appropriate to the size and complexity of the organisation, and mitigate supplier risk;
  • Ensure that third party suppliers and contractors work in alignment with health, safety, environment and quality practices and standards;
  • Ensure that suppliers deliver the expected goods and services, to the required quality, in a timely manner and at agreed costs.
  • Assist with the ongoing review of Supply Chain practices and procedures as well as carry out ad hoc project work when required.

Category Manager Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience:

  • Previous NEC3 experience is essential, with a target cost modelling background being highly desirable
  • The post holder will be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or a student member working towards the professional qualification
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills with experience and ability in working with and advising Senior Management
  • Experience of developing supply chain strategies for projects.
  • A good level of understanding of contract and commercial law and sound understanding of contractual terms and conditions.
  • Experience in Bid Process Management including supplier sourcing, documentation, evaluation and selection and managing the tendering and award of contracts for high value multidiscipline contracts.
  • Experienced in negotiating high value contracts.
  • Commercial acumen, being able to understand complex commercial issues, and drive complex commercial negotiations to conclusion.
  • Team player with proven experience working with cross functional teams.
  • Project planning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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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