Cedar is working with a high-profile FTSE 100 organisation to appoint a Category Manager. The position involves taking responsibility for indirect categories and providing input for the professional services and legal category managers as well as developing sub-category strategies, for the relevant stakeholder approval where appropriate. You will need to be proactive in the management of regional or project level stakeholder relationships to ensure regional sourcing projects are carried out thoroughly. You will play an integral role in reducing costs for the company and ensuring value for money is present across various categories.
·Being accountable for the creation and execution of the procurement plans, ensuring they align with the Global Category Strategies and business planning activities.
·Engaging with and managing the performance of all relevant global procurement resources, supporting category and/or regional procurement activities.
·Monitoring compliance and adherence to the organisation's Procurement policies and procedures.
·Taking ownership of the professional services & liaising with the Legal Category Manager in order to inform the top-down target setting process.
·Developing global Sub-Category Strategies, including relevant stakeholder approval where appropriate.
·Collecting supplier, market and internal business data and information with the aim of supporting and informing the relevant Category Strategy.
·Having input into the overall Global Category supplier division processes.
·Taking accountability for managing innovation with strategic, local or regional suppliers identified and agreed with the responsible Global Category Managers.