Category Manager (4 month FTC) - Bristol

Procurement & Supply Chain
Ref: 2322 Date Posted: Monday 18 Jan 2021
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Role: Category Manager

Salary £45,000 - £50,000

Details: 4 month FTC starting ASAP

Element Recruitment are partnering exclusively for this large organisation to help them find 2 x Category Managers for a 4-month FTC to be part of a project. This is a remote working role.

  • Carrying out category tenders that are aligned with category strategies that are appropriate to deliver the best value and high levels of service to the business.
  • Generate savings potential within category; understand the supplier landscape, supplier performance and current trends
  • Lead partner relationships to drive effective customer relations within the business
  • Collaborate closely with business to develop and confirm category demand plans
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the sourcing, negotiation and contracting strategies for relevant categories
  • Prepare for and lead complex supplier negotiations
  • Lead and govern execution of sourcing processes within the category
  • Conduct contract reviews with the business to ensure contract continuity and workload planning for Procurement and the Technical Officers

You will:

  • Have relevant qualification to Chartered (MCIPS) status is preferred. Additional post-graduate or professional qualification(s) will be an advantage, especially relevant degree and formal management qualification
  • A proven track record to lead tender processes and negotiation of robust contracts using NEC and MF templates.
  • An expert understanding of goods / service supply markets including cost and value drivers in the supply chain within Category
  • Be highly motivated and possess strong interpersonal skills; candidates should be capable of operating to tight timescales with the minimum of guidance and be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the business

Interviews are to be held next week so please get in touch ASAP for a full JD and to apply now.