Haulage Procurement Category Manager

Wincanton Logistics
Chippenham, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Overview
We are recruiting a Procurement Category Manager within our Haulage division to strategically manage specific procurement projects that relate to Sub Contract Haulage, adopting best practice Procurement processes to identify key areas of opportunity, maximising benefits and returns. The holder will be required to build relationships with internal stakeholders and work closely with the operations on a cross functional basis to deliver end to end sourcing solutions and value across the business.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop a robust Procurement strategy and negotiate new best-in-class agreements in conjunction with Wincanton stakeholders
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing plans that reflect and deliver the relevant Business or Procurement strategy. Continually lead and challenge the evaluation and identification of requirements following full spend and specification and strategy analysis to ensure that developed procurement strategies are aligned with the Wincanton business.
  • Provide procurement expertise to negotiate optimum supplier relationships, formalise relevant supply MSA/contracts and implement suitably authorised, acceptable, preferred/approved supply arrangements to satisfy Company strategy and business needs.
  • Develop, measure and monitor KPI's, Supply Level Agreements and continuous improvement for category through quarterly reviews with suppliers. Work closely with the operations in order to deliver a robust supplier management programme that can be delivered on an on-going basis.
  • Continually strive to improve supplier performance through internal feedback and a close working relationship with suppliers and internal customers.
  • To deliver ongoing benefits to the internal and external customer through supplier management and to implement and maintain new policies and procedures and ensure that best practice Procurement processes are continually developed and used across all aspects of the role.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of market knowledge that reflect the Company or Business Unit's strategy, demonstrate this knowledge and representation in projects.
  • Monitor site compliance with central agreements by requesting supplier reports, carrying out site visits, liaising with Group Audit and escalating within relevant business area as necessary.
  • Manage all central agreements by facilitating the maintenance of the central database of contracts, central systems, pricing details and other legal documentation.
  • Develop close working relationships with all levels across the Business, and other relevant stakeholders througout the business as well as to external customers where applicable to better understand their requirements and issues. This will involve reguarly visiting sites and leading/attending meetings.
  • Support the business by providing professional procurement advice and support for business development opportunities with new and existing customers on an on-going and ad-hoc basis.
  • To rationalise the supply base to a manageable level and maximise Wincanton's profitability whilst fully understanding the operational requirement and thereby minimising risk and liabilities.
  • Design, monitor and maintain Procurement Policies and Procedure ensuring adherence, from supplier selection, tender formats, specifications, analysis, signoffs, brief outs and supply agreements in accordance with the Category Review Process.
  • To act as Deputy for the Head of Categories as and when required

Ideal Candidate
  • MCIPS qualified or studying towards
  • Excellent analytical, commercial and negotiation skills are essential
  • Experience of procuring and managing complex or high value/risk categories is key, including fleet, vehicle manufacturers, parts, maintenance, fuel, hire, company cars, MHE.
  • High level of market knowledge and ability to demonstrate thought leadership
  • A good level of distribution market knowledge will be advantageous
  • A self starter with ability of gaining knowledge quickly.
  • Supplier Management experience.
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Management experience within a Corporate Procurement environment with a good base knowledge of category procurement/buying
  • Experience of leading procurement governance and demonstrable delivery of high value in a challenging environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to influence.

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is "to make our customers business's better, every day."

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That's why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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