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Procurement Category Manager

Procurement Category Manager

  • Location

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

  • Contact email:

    sheila.harris@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J12707_1559211926

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-06-29

  • Startdate:

    30/05/2019

Procurement Category Manager

Our client is a Major and reputable Public Sector organisation who are seeking a Procurement Category Manager, ideally with OJEU experience to join their team. There is excellent opportunity for progression and further development.

Role:

You will ideally have experience of any of the following areas of Purchasing - HR, Marketing, IT, Consultancy or Legal (but the company are open to further category experience)

You will be responsible for the following remit:

  • Responsible for the full end to end sourcing and supply process for a category from supporting business partners to develop a definition of need
  • Collaborate closely with the various business partners
  • Manage, on behalf of the business, effective supplier relationships, balancing security of supply, cost effectiveness, commitment, and access to market innovation.
  • Lead and execute tendering, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities.
  • Identify and lead opportunities within the category to drive performance in supply, cost, quality, innovation and risk.
  • Conduct regular analysis of supplier spend and volume data, reducing overall supply chain costs or leveraging spends where scale allows
  • Promote a team attitude and encourage communication and sharing of information within the team and customers.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent demonstrable indirects commodity experience
  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong background in Category Management
  • Ideally experienced in managing OJEU contracts but training will be given
  • Highly developed stakeholder relationship management skills and experience
  • Demonstrable previous track record of successful Project Management