A Services business based in Nottingham is currently looking to recruit for a Interim Indirect Category Manager to cover for Maternity leave. The ideal candidate would have specific expertise and experience in Negotiating contracts in excess of £1m
Reporting to the Procurement Director and working as part of the Indirect Procurement team
You will lead the development, implementation and ongoing management of procurement category strategies at a local, regional or group-wide level for a portfolio of goods and services.
You will work with stakeholders to develop strategy and tactics for procurement category and initiatives, therefore maximising the value of supplier contracts and relationships. Project management is key here ensuring work-streams and initiatives within the category deliver business objectives on time and on cost.
Additional responsibilities include:
Challenge current methods and processes to help identify true business requirements.
Develop collaborative relationships with key suppliers and business managers to ensure maximum value extraction, operational delivery and costs.
Identify and select suppliers based on pre-defined characteristics and stakeholder requirements.
Manage the sourcing, tender process and negotiation of contracts between suppliers and the business.
Facilitates department stakeholders in their review of suppliers and contracts.
Provide processes, tools and expertise to support line management in driving best value throughout the business.
Supports supplier management policies to ensure consistent practises and develop supplier relationships.
Remain aware of latest buying techniques and theories and develops their application in appropriate areas within the business
Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of relevant supply markets
Establish close contact with business units to ensure actual and future knowledge of internal demand and service quality
Manage and achieve benefits in the category, ensuring transparency of costs to track benefits
Implement corporate or regional sourcing strategies
Anticipate organisational and market evolution and adapt sourcing strategies according to changes
Prepare and lead supplier negotiations
Experienced gained within IT, Indirfects or Professional Services procurement ideally gained within a Blue Chip or equivalent environment
Contract writing skills
Contract negotiation and drafting skills
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