Category Manager

Badenoch & Clark
Exeter, UK
19 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Required - Category Manager

Location - Exeter

Salary - £43,267 - £53,132 plus benefits

Employment type - Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen within a large and well respected public sector organisation in the Exeter region that are looking to employ a highly motivated, confident and decisive Category Manager on a permanent basis who will be reporting directly in to the Head Of Procurement. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to work for one of the industry`s leading procurement teams.

The successful applicant will be tasked with delivering the agreed category strategies and plans to generate benefits and to achieve the organisations financial target to release targeted annual cash savings each financial year. Category managers will be accountable for the total performance of their category or sub-categories, savings delivered, value generated and stakeholder satisfaction.

Daily tasks include:

*Be accountable to the Head of Procurement on the procurement performance of assigned categories

*Build effective relationships with sponsors, stakeholders, technical staff and colleagues to develop long term approaches to procurement and capture future requirements

*Find and analyse expenditure and other data, using standard software and procurement methods to produce rigorous, credible and fact-based sourcing campaigns that satisfy stakeholder needs, convince senior sponsors and maximise saving opportunities

*Develop category or sub-category strategies and plans to deliver financial targets in cashable savings

*Manage your process of sourcing new suppliers and gain best value ensuring the most appropriate method and compliance with law and contractual requirements

*Implement the resulting supplier deals, contracts or framework agreements so they fully deliver the planned benefits across the complete procurement process

*Build positive relationships with stakeholders to ensure early and full collaborative engagement in all sourcing opportunities and projects

*Coach and support other procurement specialists, customers and process enablers to improve performance and benefits

*Provide clear leadership to stakeholders to ensure demand and savings targets are maximised

*Build supplier relationship management plans with tangible benefits identified, and actively manage strategic suppliers to maximise value to the organisation

The ideal candidate will be CIPS qualified, have a proven knowledge of procurement practices, Previous experience in purchasing, sourcing, supply chain or contract management, have a proven track record of generating cash savings using different procurement methods, have experience in leading/ managing a team.

To apply for this position please send your CV to Niall Gilligan on or email .

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