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Head of Category

Head of Category

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    Up to £80000 per annum

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    Alex Steel

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    about 2 months ago

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Head of Category

Hampshire or Scotland - remotely based but prepared to travel

salary to £80k + Excellent benefits

Are you a Procurement professional with experience of managing Multi-million-pound complex contract negotiations across all areas of spend and a strong track record of delivering 'bottom line' savings? If this sounds like you, then this exciting Head of Category position could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Our client works hard to create an inclusive, supportive and rewarding environment where their employees can thrive. They are offering you the opportunity to discover your potential whilst happy, engaged and challenged in your career.

In this role, you will lead, define and implement the category strategy for a selected portfolio of spend across the businesses with accountability for the creation, implementation and regular review of global, business-wide Supply Chain category and commodity strategies across categories including, Soft FM, Gas, and Water. You will be accountable for identifying and proactively addressing opportunities for cost reduction to category costs, demonstrating real value for money.

You will also build and develop collaborative internal and external relationships to set demanding targets for cost reduction which are embedded in business budgets.

The role will involve defining, developing, and implementing contractual relationships with suppliers, ensuring that appropriate and auditable standards, controls, and governance frameworks are in place. You will need to ensure all contracts are legally & ethically compliant and will you hold contractual accountability for the whole lifecycle of contracts, acting as a key interface with all users of that category and contract across the business.

Key requirements:

  • Demonstrable track record of delivering category-sourcing projects
  • Qualified to Degree/MBA level with a membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. CIPS)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of managing Multi-million-pound complex contract negotiations across all areas of spend
  • Delivery of bottom-line savings
  • Experience or working within regulated business requirements
  • Ability to lead a small team

If this sounds like you, then send your CV over to me at: alex.steel@1st-executive and we can arrange a further chat. Interviews will take place ASAP.