Category Manager

Location
London
Salary
Market leading + Benefits
Posted
06 Feb 2018
Closes
23 Mar 2018
Ref
JO-04281
Specialist Area
Buyer, Procurement, Purchasing
Function
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This Category Manager role offers a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Procurement professional with IT Category experience, who thrives working in a fast-paced environment to deliver incredible results…

Purpose of the role:-

The main purpose of the Category Manager role is to lead negotiations, structure contracts and engage with the business. We are looking for someone to drive cost reductions in total cost of ownership, improve supply chain risk and deliver effective execution of technology procurement across all areas of the firm.

Specific responsibilities:-

  • Analyse and provide sound commercial input on sourcing requirements
  • Influence demand requirement
  • Work with key stakeholders to define requirements, design and recommend sourcing strategies and run go-to-market exercises
  • Contribute to the savings targets of the team
  • Create and improve reporting across the organisation
  • Negotiate with suppliers to obtain the best value and terms and conditions
  • Continuous improvement of departmental processes and procedures
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders such as finance, legal and COOs across the business
  • Organise and provide project management assistance where required to achieve the desired results
  • Supplier relationship management

Technical competencies:-

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in leading Procurement / Sourcing projects in financial services
  • Solid strategic sourcing, category management and contract management experience
  • Project management skills
  • Experience in software licensing and hardware procurement is essential
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships and negotiate large deals

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Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business
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