5 days ago

Category Manager

Hertfordshire 40K - 47K Permanent

Job Reference: BBBH36354_1623053653

Concept Resourcing are pleased to be partnered with a brilliant organisation based in Hertfordshire who are looking for a Category Manager to join their established team.

The Category Manager will have the following responsibilities;

  • Defining and implementing a strategic plan for the category, working with the Head of Procurement and the other Category Managers to drive through the procurement strategy and deliver best in class procurement practices.
  • Delivering the end-to-end procurement cycle for the category from sourcing to contract drafting.
  • Overseeing key strategic contracts, identifying opportunities for consolidating spend and ensuring full compliance in the categories being managed.
  • Controlling all spend within the category, securing best value and maximising economies of scale from supplier expenditure.
  • Building strong relationships with suppliers to effectively manage contracts and performance, to ensure the needs of the business are met.
  • Monitoring contract performance - reporting progress, identifying potential cost saving initiatives and supporting with the forecasting, planning and awarding of contracts.

The successful applicant will have the following core competencies;

  • Proven track record of managing Indirect procurement categories.
  • Keen interest in procurement be knowledgeable about the relevant category sector.
  • Strong stakeholder management experience, with the ability to manage supplier relations and internal relationships effectively.
  • Self-motivated and ready to take ownership of situations within the category.
  • Ideally MCIPS qualified.
  • 3-5 years in a similar level role.

The successful applicant will receive a basic salary of up to £50,000 (DOE) + bonus potential and standard company benefits.

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