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Utilities Category Manager

Salary £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Location Northampton, Northamptonshire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00041907
Published over 1 year ago

Job Description

Indirect Buyer (utilities)

The successful buyer will be the main point of contact for all utilities procurement (gas and electric) across a wealth of UK sites. You will work closely with the 2 other Category Buyers/Managers and UK sites (over 100) to ensure effective procurement across the business.

Key accountabilities
Identify cost saving opportunities, issues, and risks associated within appointed categories and suppliers
Manage the relationship between all appropriate contacts, both external and internal
Ensure procurement initiatives and strategies are maximised
Provide key analysis and reporting with correct level of details to the appropriate audience
Ensure audit trails of all negotiations and agreements are retained
Validation of source data that will influence business decision
Liaise with legal department and other internal functions to ensure proposed agreements are appropriate & effective
Manage tendering projects summarising and making recommendations of supplier appointment
Assist in the negotiation of purchasing rates, terms & conditions

Experience required
Knowledge of effective suppliers in a number of purchasing categories
Knowledge of centralised purchasing processes & practices
Excellent knowledge of excel, word & power-point applications
Ability to influence others in a wide spectrum of responsibility and at varying levels
Full driving licence with ability to undertake reasonable travel when required
Ability to juggle workloads effectively and still meet agreed timeframes
Successful management of categories delivering all requirements to all stakeholders

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