**Procurement Manager/ Category Manager - 12 months contract - £550 day rate Ltd - Defence Organisation- Gosport**
Our client is a leading Defence Organisation based in Gosport who are looking for an Interim Procurement/ Category Manager to join their management team on a 6 months contract.
If you are interested in this role please send your CV urgently, there is a deadline on this role so respond early to avoid missing out. Unfortunately due to the large number of applicants individual feedback cannot always be given.
Responsibility for developing and delivering the category strategy / plan, including the delivery of agreed business objectives. This encompasses prioritisation and allocation of third party spend and the delivery of savings and efficiencies identified through improvement plans across multiple and diverse areas of spend, considering both internal and external environments. Provide leadership to the category team with full management responsibility for Procurement Professionals. Be recognised as the Supply Chain subject matter expert for line of business procurement processes, providing guidance to others in solving complex issues.
Collaborate and support the Project teams to identify and implement optimal/innovative solutions, address issues and manage impacts. Accountable for monitoring, management and reporting of spend and holding suppliers to budget.
Ensuring contracts with suppliers (subcontracts and materials) have commercial rigour which minimises exposure to risk, encourage innovation and incorporate improvement targets. Agreed with legal colleagues where appropriate.
Manage risk/supplier vulnerability for the category. Completion of market/supplier research/studies to support long term plans and comprehensive market positioning. Deliver performance and savings in line with budgets and business plans.
Lead major category contract negotiations. Support Make V Buy process, acting as the Supply Chain SME ensuring informed out-sourcing and in-sourcing decisions are made. Develop metrics for Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost that demonstrate ownership for relevant supplier performance. Support internal and external customer reviews. Present adherence to plan, deliverables and realisation of benefits through participation in project, or SC transformation PMO
Ensure compliance with Maritime Services, policies, procedures and processes. Actively work with stakeholders to ensure appropriate level of communication and engagement is exerted to gain satisfactory results
Accountable for Procurement aspects of LCM and supporting projects from bid to closure.
Ideal experience required for this role:
MCIPS or CIPS qualified is advantageous
Previous Category or Procurement Management experience or equivalent
Strong procurement understanding and knowledge of standard sourcing methodologies
Ideally have experience working within the Defence, Public and/or Government sector
Excellent understanding of contract management and supplier relationship management process
Knowledge of procurement systems such as e-tendering suites and ERP systems is advantageous
Exceptional strategies and negotiation skills
Strong analytical skills including financial analysis and ability to price models
Financial acumen skills
Stakeholder management experience.
Exceptional communication skills
Excellent IT systems knowledge and experience
Please submit your CV now to be considered for this position. Liz Renshaw is the consultant managing this assignment and can be contacted on if you have you any queries. REF.822588Advantage Resourcing is a service driven recruitment consultancy.