Capital Expenditure Category Manager

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
03 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a market leading expert in the latest research, technology and manufacturing methods of medical substances, who continuously adapt and innovate in order to meet ever changing product demands.

If you an Capital Expenditure Procurement Specialist please do read through the job spec below and then apply on line, or get in touch to discuss - Nessa Parkinson on 020 8363 1344 /


Accountable for the implementation and delivery of the Capital Projects procurement category with an aim of leveraging best value for money from BPL’s capital expenditure. This will include the delivering value on TCO model, developing an SRM program and stakeholder management.

Support the delivery of BPL’s annual capital projects investment programme. Support Head of Procurement on the long-term strategy for major capital projects investment programme.

Category Strategy Development
• Define and deliver a category strategy for the provision of Capital Projects and engineering services through category management, competitive tendering and contract management..
• End to end control of the procurement process from pre-award, evaluation and post contract award.
• Project management and project ownership with involvement in stage gate reviews.
• Provide commercial recommendations, negotiate appropriate contracts and support deliverables.
• Maintain a healthy pipeline of sourcing activity/projects with realisable objectives and achieve them in the agreed time lines. Deliver cost reduction targets.
Stakeholder Management
• Manage a complex stakeholder environment across multiple individuals and organisations over long periods of time. Lead on stakeholder relationships at a senior level and be recognised externally as a key point of contact for BPL.
• Build and maintain strong, positive and trusting relationships with key stakeholders.
Supplier Relationship Management
• Build healthy Supplier Relationship Management plans with key suppliers delivering tangible benefits to BPL on a TCO model.
• Continually track the supply market – keeping abreast of developments, trends, risks and opportunities.
Contract Management
• Manage the processes of in-contract performance measurement and management and delivering on agreed SLA’s & KPI’s.
• Ensure that correct contract documentation is in place and risks to BPL are mitigated.
• Timely renewal of contracts preventing BPL being out of contract with suppliers.
• Create well-structured documents and presentations without guidance. Take sole responsibility for the development and refinement of core sourcing documentation.
• Interactively tailor the depth of communicated information for specific audiences and situations.
Data Analytics
• Develop spend analysis process, overcome obstacles, solicit input from, and support of, senior stakeholders and suppliers where necessary. Prepare (or provide guidance on how to prepare) a comprehensive category profile.
• Use sampling / statistical techniques and deploy them effectively.
• Identify creative and alternative means of structuring an approach to data analysis when required.
• Demonstrate a track record in leading complex or challenging negotiations. Think creatively about variables that can be traded to optimise the outcome for BPL as part of a full negotiation plan / strategy.
Managing People
• Manage team member(s) in the timely delivery of Category Management and Procurement Projects.
• Structure and manage the work, delegate effectively, redirect team member(s) as focus shifts. Manage the bi-annual performance review process and create development plans for team members where needed. Supports colleagues through shared learning experiences / insights, coaching and mentoring.
• Ensure quality, performance and timeliness of team deliverables.

Required for the role are -

• 5 years’ experience in a procurement role and a CIPS Qualification
• Manipulation of data to improve business process and delivery of role
• Ability to work on their own without supervision
• Proven track record of stakeholder management
• Experienced in EPC and EPCM projects
• Knowledge and experience in any of NEC3, JCT, LOGIC, FIDIC of IChemE contracts.
• Experienced in performance management and dispute resolution
• Proven project management experience

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