Procurement Category Manager - Marketing & Corporate Services

Alexander Lloyd
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Brand new role with this globally recognised brand who are looking for a Category Manager who has experience of Marketing and Corporate Services to join this growing and busy Procurement Team who are based in Kent or London.

Main duties include:

1.Manage the relationship with internal stakeholders through regular and close working relationships to provide a valuable commercial service;
2.Identify and deliver sourcing opportunities within your category through insight and analysis of the category including; analysis of procurement spend & supply base to ensure best fit suppliers; supplier & marketplace research.
3.Collaborate with business leads to ensure best deal has been achieved through taking responsibility in commercial and contractual negotiations with external suppliers
4.Running the end to end Procurement Cycle including the preparation of pre-tender, tender documents, tender execution and contract award;
5.Negotiate with suppliers to ensure best value, with robust terms & conditions that manages risk appropriately and are in alignment with business needs
6.Support the business in drafting specifications and ensure the final product is clear, unambiguous and meaningful to the marketplace
7.Own the verification process of all Purchase Order Requisition's (POR) within your category and ensure that the businesses are compliant in their requests.
8.Continuously improve team processes (and lead on initiatives when required) that will enhance efficiency within the team and / or drive best practice for the wider business;

Knowledge & Skills required:

1.Ability to draft and negotiate contracts to meet business objectives.
2.Category management proven track record within an organisation that may operate within strict deadlines.
3.Experience of generating fact based insights through analysis using tools and techniques to provide strategic direction.
4.Ability to influence and drive behavioural change both internally and with the supply chain.
5.Working knowledge of P2P systems

Salary is up to £55k with excellent benefits. For more information please call Jane Wallbank on or email .

Please quote 42346 when calling Alexander Lloyd. This is only one of many vacancies we are handling. Alexander Lloyd Procurement & Supply Chain Recruitment Solutions is the leading recruiter for Procurement Director / Procurement Manager / Category Manager / Supply Chain Manager / Buyer / Supplier Relationship Manager opportunities across Surrey, Sussex, Kent and South East London.

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