Direct Category Specialist

6 days left

Bramwith Consulting
South West London
£40000 - £45000 per annum + 15% Bonus
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

M&E Category Specialist - Leading UK Retailer - Greater London - £35,000 - 45,000 + 15% Bonus

Following the announcement of some recent flagship projects, this leading retailer is looking to build their global brand after being named as a leader within the UK Market. The business is looking to bring in an experienced Direct Procurement professional, ideally with experience coming from a Construction or Infrastructure background to lead the category through this period of growth and transformation. The business is looking to their category specialists to build the brand and the opportunity for progression into management is highly predicted.

This M&E specialist role will hold the following responsibilities:

  • Leading and evaluating competitive tenders for the supply of goods and services and to negotiate with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters
  • Generating innovative opportunities and robust sourcing strategies to ensure value is maximised through the life cycle of the category
  • Providing leadership and insight for the business on all aspects of market dynamics and regulatory frameworks
  • Working closely with the procurement team, internal stakeholders and external parties to seek continued improvement in the category value

Procurement experienced required to be successful in this role:

  • A clear understanding of category management principles and outstanding knowledge of the full end to end process including market insight, contract drafting and on-going supplier management
  • Experience of working within a strategic procurement position, ideally within a construction or infrastructure major
  • Advanced influencing and negotiation skill in order to present complex ideas to stakeholders to ensure business objectives are met
  • Degree level education (or equivalent) Cips membership is ideal however not essential

Now is the perfect opportunity to develop your career within a FTSE major. With significant greenfield opportunity and the chance to make your personal mark on the categories ongoing strategy, the business will be expecting their category specialists to move into management and director level and lead the growth of this business.

If you are interested in finding out more please apply through this domain or send your CV to Oliver at

Keywords: Procurement, purchasing, direct, mechanical, electrical, stakeholder management, strategic procurement, London, Degree