Procurement Category Manager

Connect Group
Swindon, UK
04 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Procurement Category Manager

Specific category sought: IT, Telecoms, Networks, Software and/or General Indirects

Salary: £45,000 - £48,000, plus car allowance, private medical insurance, generous holiday allowance and more

Travel will be required due to the nature of this role.

This is an interesting time for Procurement at Connect Group - we believe in the value procurement can bring to our business and are starting the search for talented and experienced procurement managers to join us as we embark on delivering a new procurement function into the business. This is a rare opportunity to work in a greenfield opportunity in a listed company.

To start us off, we are taking the first opportunity to recruit a Category Manager. As our Category Manager, you will help us define and implement our Procurement strategy. This is an exciting greenfield opportunity for an experienced and dynamic professional to help define future strategy in a leading PLC.

About you..
  • Category management - proven experience at all stages of the Procurement Lifecycle, creating and deploying successful sourcing strategies and plans at both a strategic/complex and operational level
  • Excellent, proven, commercial and negotiation skills
  • Evidence of driving change through the ability to influence and persuade with creative thinking
  • Managing relationships with suppliers for mutual benefit and continuous improvement
  • A good understanding of procurement systems (eSourcing, eAuctions, contract management, SRM, analytics & P2P)
  • Adaptable and fast in pace
  • MCIPS qualified or studying towards

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