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Services Category Manager

Salary £350 - £500.00 per day + LTD (this will vary for PAYE)
Location East Midlands,
Job Type Temp Jobs
Job Ref HQ00045149
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

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

The Candidate:

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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