Role: Category Manager
Reports to: Head of Procurement
Overview of the role
The Category Procurement team reports to a UK-based Head of Procurement.
The Category Manager will lead their assigned category within the UK based Procurement team reporting to the Group Procurement Category Lead. The role holder will be accountable for providing commercial leadership with particular focus on delivering value from the current and anticipated supplier agreements.
The overriding responsibility is to deliver the best possible value to the organisation from 3rd party relationships within the category by:
- Leading the development, implementation and ongoing management of procurement category strategies at a local, regional or group-wide level;
- Working with stakeholders (functional, procurement and supplier), to develop strategy and tactics for procurement category and initiatives, providing thought leadership; identifying, creating and implementing initiatives to maximize value and ensure ongoing management of supplier contracts and relationships, and;
- Project managing work-streams and initiatives within the category to ensure timely delivery of objectives, ensuring all necessary processes, including formal stakeholder approvals are completed.
Our Ideal Candidate
The role faces into a complex organisation with multiple sites, business divisions and our ideal candidate will be used to operating collaboratively within a similarly complex environment.
You will have in-depth Procurement knowledge with demonstrable experience of delivering value at pace whilst working on a wide range of categories.
You will have the industry knowledge and category insights to provide knowledge-based challenge to your stakeholders.
You will be commercially astute and adept at applying a variety of commercial approaches to core services.
What’s in it for you?
This role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to join a high performing, well respected Procurement team that leads the business’ commercial relationships with 3rd party suppliers.