Procurement Category Manager - Hertfordshire

Supply Chain
Ref: 764 Date Posted: Sunday 10 Jan 2021
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Location:               Stevenage
Salary:                   Up to £65,000 + benefits (Bonus, Pension & more)
We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Category Manager to join the UK sites procurement team, within the Group Indirect procurement team.  Working in an international context, as the successful candidate, you will bring experience and knowledge to ensure effective category management across the UK Facility Management and Sites Services perimeter.   The UK Sites procurement team works across the business in the UK in a changing environment, managing and implementing both mature services, and new services and infrastructure.
Procurement Category Manager Responsibilities
To coordinate the sourcing and management of suppliers within the UK Sites perimeter, establishing procurement strategies and plans, undertaking contract management and competitions to ensure the procurement of contracts at the best possible price and quality of service, monitoring suppliers performances delivery and quality with the purpose of optimising operational service and contributing to company savings targets.
To coordinate with other Sites procurement teams (in France and Italy NATCOs), in order to identify any sourcing synergies, exchange procurement practice, and publish best practices to be widely applied across the group and all the sites services categories
Key success factors:
  • Working as a business partner with our Facility Management colleagues to improve business outcomes
  • Creating and implementing supplier relationships to deliver new products and services to the business
  • Intelligently developing and deploying a range of sourcing strategies in cooperation with internal stakeholders
  • Aggregating and coordinating requirements across the business in the UK (and, where appropriate, with company shareholders) to ensure that we are able to optimise the business position
Procurement Category Manager skills and qualifications required:
  • Ideally a degree calibre procurement professional with experience of working in an international environment
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated their ability to act as a true business partner supported by excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A proven ability to:
    • influence multi-functionally and at all levels within the organisation
    • implement products and service changes when working with internal stakeholders
    • identify and implement negotiation strategies through a multi-function team
  • Good understanding of facilities, site services and the evolution of the category
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