Category Manager - Indirect

Morson International
Lancashire, UK
Closing date
6 Nov 2020

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Job Title: Category Manager - Indirect

Duration: 12-month FTC

Salary: Competitive salary

Location: Blackburn - flexible working

Job overview

Our leading services client is currently recruiting for a Category Manager (Indirect) to join on a 12-month fixed term contract.

The main goal of this role is to carry out a wide range of procurement activities across indirect spend including telecoms, FM (Hard + soft) and general services to achieve business objectives, ensuring that the requirements of internal and external customers are met in a timely and cost-effective manner. You will optimise strategic supply chain relationships, getting the best value for money and minimising risks for indirect spend portfolios.

This role is a 12 month maternity cover. The role will be a mix of office-based (Blackburn) and home-based working.

Key responsibilities

Develop and implement a strategic planning process for indirect spend commodities and suppliers that is integrated with the overall business objectives.
Work closely with stakeholders and suppliers to improve Total Cost of Ownership of indirect spend
Select suppliers and negotiate supply agreements ranging from tactical commodity pricing agreements to more complicated, long-term strategic relationships
Establish and implement an on-going business process with appropriate measures to reduce and control the total costs of indirect spend
Provide expertise, support, direction, advice and guidance to internal customers on indirect procurement policy and procedures ensuring contract compliance
Manage and monitor indirect contracts to ensure all parties meet their contractual obligations and best value is achieved. Drive service improvements from existing and new sources of supply
Achieve year on year cost savings consistent with the Purchasing Budget

Candidate overview:

Have strong knowledge of end to end procurement, such as strategic sourcing, contract management, procurement processes, materials management, and supplier relationship management
Have experience in managing tender processes including drafting quotation packs
Be proficient in the use of MS Office and ERP applications
Have experience in analysing supplier spend and focused on driving continuous improvement
Be a problem solver, willing to take on new tasks and learn new skills to support change
Have exceptional organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise your own work, and take responsibility for own actions
Current UK Driving license For further information please contact Jack Dawkins on / 01617-.071-.516
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