Category Specialist | Leading Financial Services Organisation | Surrey

£40-50,000 + 10% bonus + healthcare + pension + 25 days holiday
05 Jun 2018
05 Jul 2018
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This leading FTSE 250 organisation is enjoying a period of significant growth and as such is looking to bolster their category management function. With a recent transformation project rolled out across the organisation, their team are on a strategic journey toward a category aligned approach.

As Procurement specialist you will be sat within the indirects team and given the opportunity to lead a number of multi million pound spend areas. Opportunities for quick wins are endless with many of the category areas being relatively in their infancy. This would suit a Buyer/Senior buyer looking to broaden their indirect category experience in one of the UK’s most recognisable brands!

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for being the Procurement lead for a number of spend categories.
  • Research and review spend, to drive best practice sourcing decision.
  • Determine and plan Procurement activity for a range of concurrently running projects with a flexible approach.
  • Perform analysis of spend data and other relevant data to identify opportunities for savings and business efficiencies.
  • Pro-actively support and advise business users on recommended courses of action.
  • Build and maintain a network of colleagues across the business and engage proactively with stakeholders to develop and implement appropriate strategies to improve business performance in respect of 3rd party suppliers.
  • Collaboratively manage the end to end Procurement process ensuring clear communication to all stakeholders.

Skills and achievements:

  • Extensive experience in a Procurement role, preferably having worked across a range of indirect spend categories.
  • Strong analysis, data manipulation and presentation skills and good standard of expertise with associated tools e.g Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • An understanding of legal terms and contract law and ability to negotiate and draft contractual terms.

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