Senior Category Manager
Circa £55 - 60k plus car allowance & benefits
Our client is a leading Data Services provider associated with Gas utilities. In recognition of their strong brand and continued growth, we're recruiting for a Senior Category Manager to join their vibrant team.
The successful candidate will support the Head of Procurement develop the three to five year procurement strategy , category approaches and plan including As Is and Future Mapping of spend, markets, supply chain risk, demand, PEST and portfolio analytics.
We're looking for a candidate with demonstratable experience 5+ years in managing third parties within formal governance framework, supplier relationship management, service performance management.
In this role you will:
Develop the overall category management strategy and roadmap with design and implementation of best practice
Deliver fit for purpose toolsets to ensure effective category management techniques are employed and embedded within the Category Management team
Review major investment decisions and determine potential impacts to suppliers and category spend
Oversee the portfolio of procurement events, in alignment with the strategic sourcing plan, providing direction to Category Managers
Support contract negotiation strategies which result in favourable commercial and contractual terms and conditions, in conjunction with the Contract Management and Legal teams as required
Provide category management and sourcing expertise to Contract Management and Legal teams to support contract development/alterations
Ensure that risk allocation is appropriate for the requirement and that any transfer of risk and its potential consequences are clearly understood and mitigated
Deliver cost reduction commitments, as directed by the Head of Procurement through the identification, development and execution of category plans, purchasing activities and initiatives in-line with the broader team and organisational objectives
Actively identify, assess, mitigate and manage complex problems, risks and/or issues associated with high value, high risk or complex bought-in services
Drive continuous improvement in the Procurement team through developing and implementing efficiencies such as, standardised tools, practices and procedures to reduce the quotation, RFP and decision making and evaluation time
Co-ordinate contract tendering procedures ensuring compliance with applicable company policies (including, tender and contract documentation, tender process, contract award and contract administration) providing direction to Category Managers as required