Procurement Category Manager

06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Category Manager on a temporary basis for between 3-6 months, working full time from Monday to Friday.

Duties Involved:
Category Management Activities
- Lead Category sourcing groups to develop proposals for category strategies and plans for a 3 years period
- Review and comment on proposed sourcing plans supporting Category Strategies
- Lead sourcing groups to manage the implementation of approved category strategies
- Collect, review and analyse market supplier and spend analysis and benchmark current costs and projections
-Identify and lead agreed process and systems improvements in relation to the allocated categories

Managing Sourcing/Tender Activities
- Leading significant sourcing projects within your category, the value of these contracts will typically exceed £100k
- Define the overall strategy including selecting the route to market and negotiation strategy
- Plan and manage the delivery of significant procurement
- Work with specific stakeholders to identify and challenge requirements to develop clear, detailed specs and define SLAs

Contract Management Activities
- Responsible for managing significant contracts where a contract owner doesn't exist
- Provide a point of escalation for contracts managed by Procurement Managers

Supplier Relationship Management Activities
- Own the commercial relationship and strategic and/or significant suppliers within allocated categories
- Develop joint plans with suppliers addressing performance improvements against SLAs and cost reduction
- Plan and lead regular reviews with suppliers to review business plans and future requirements
- Lead tendering, negotiation and completion of contracts with key strategic suppliers

Skills and Experience required:
- MCIPS qualified or equivalent
- Strong commercial/business acumen
- Knowledge of trends and best practises in procurement
- Experience of large scale procurement
- Developing and implementing sourcing strategies and plans

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.