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Indirect Category Manager

Published 24 August 2023
£55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Job Starts: 24th August 2023

Job Description

Position: Indirect Category Manager

Role and Responsibilities:

As an Indirect Category Manager, you'll take the lead in managing our indirect spend categories, which can include areas like IT, facilities, marketing, and more. Your key responsibilities will include:

✓ Strategic Sourcing: Develop and implement procurement strategies that align with business goals, ensuring cost-effectiveness and supplier quality.

✓ Supplier Relationship Management: Cultivate and manage relationships with suppliers, negotiating contracts and terms to achieve favourable outcomes.

✓ P2P Expertise: Demonstrate proficiency in end-to-end procurement-to-pay (P2P) processes, ensuring seamless transactions and compliance.

✓ Cost Optimization: Identify opportunities to drive cost savings and process improvements within the indirect spend categories.

✓ Market Analysis: Stay informed about market trends, industry developments, and best practices to inform your category management strategies.

✓ Performance Metrics: Track and report on key performance indicators, evaluating the success of procurement initiatives and making data-driven decisions.

✓ Continuous Improvement: Identify areas for process enhancement and innovation within the procurement function.

✓ SAP and MRP Knowledge: Leverage your expertise in SAP and other Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems to optimize procurement processes.

Candidate Requirements:

To excel in this role, you should possess:

✓ Proven Procurement Expertise: Demonstrated experience in managing indirect spend categories, with a track record of delivering impactful results.

✓ Strategic Mindset: Ability to think critically, develop procurement strategies, and execute plans that align with organizational objectives.

✓ Supplier Management Skills: Strong negotiation and relationship-building skills to foster positive interactions with suppliers.

✓ Analytical Abilities: Proficiency in data analysis to drive decision-making and identify opportunities for optimization.

✓ P2P Proficiency: In-depth knowledge of procurement-to-pay processes to ensure efficient and compliant transactions.

✓ Collaborative Nature: Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

✓ SAP and MRP Expertise: Familiarity with SAP and other MRP systems to streamline procurement workflows.

✓ Adaptability: Thriving in a dynamic environment with changing priorities and evolving business needs.


Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a rewarding compensation package that recognizes your expertise and contributions.

Professional Growth: Access to learning and development opportunities to further enhance your procurement skills.

Inclusive Environment: Join a collaborative and diverse team that values innovation and teamwork.

Ready to take your procurement career to new heights? Apply now with your most updated CV!

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