Indirect Procurement Specialist/Indirect Category Manager

MVP Search and Selection
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Indirect Procurement Specialist/Indirect Category Manager

Commutable from Reading, High Wycombe, Uxbridge, Staines and Bracknell

£45,000 plus excellent benefits


An excellent opportunity to join an FMCG business to develop, drive forward and oversee European indirect sourcing and ensuring that all activity undertaken achieves an effective balance of cost-down, audit compliance, quality and service.

  • To lead and manage sourcing activities on assigned categories. Revision of contracts and negotiation of annual cost decrease
  • To optimizes supply base to deliver productivity savings and cost avoidance. Leads efforts to identify and qualify new suppliers for assigned categories while driving for results
  • To lead role with cross-functional teams, interacts with business leaders regularly to determine project scope and executes on projects
  • To lead development of sourcing strategies for assigned categories
  • To lead negotiations of complex/high risk contracts through a range of processes ensuring business requirements are met and risk management strategies put in place
  • To effectively communicates strategic goals of vendor programs to stakeholders and suppliers
  • To work in partnership with the legal team, structures & negotiates terms & conditions that meet business & legal requirements
  • To undertake a complete review of the category strategies and sourcing plans on a periodic basis to ensure that they continue to meet the current and future needs of the business

The ideal candidate will have experience managing suppliers with an indirect spend. Excellent negotiation skills and experience of strategic input and implementation is a must for this role.

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