Senior Category Manager | Leading Academic Institution | Southampton
This organisation is a World Leading Institution with an annual turnover of over £500m and in excess of 5000 staff.
The sector is changing and so is the Procurement service. In order to ensure that Procurement arrangements reflect the strategy, a category managed approach delivering value for money through high quality arrangements must be embedded.
As a senior member of the team you will need a high level of commercial acumen and the ability to build strong, productive relationships with a diverse stakeholder group - including academic and research staff, heads of the professional services functions and key external suppliers and partners.
Key responsibilities include:
- To lead the procurement of a specific major category (or categories) of spend across the University, demonstrating measurable efficiencies in a challenging economic climate. Develop flexible and creative solutions whilst ensuring a consistent team approach with high standards of operation and corporate governance.
- To act as a Business Partner, developing strategic partnerships, establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with relevant Deans and Heads of Professional Services.
- To Fully understand the procurement needs of the Faculty/service and ensure that any priorities are covered within category plans.
The Procurement service plays an important role in supporting colleagues in procuring a diverse range of goods, services and works which are critical to the successful operation.
You should have previous experience of working in a complex financial environment and as a Senior Category Manager you must be able to demonstrate your significant experience in developing, managing and implementing category plans and delivery of associated savings and benefits.
This will be a challenging role encompassing multiple categories. You will be a self-starter who is comfortable operating within an OJEU framework.
To find out more, please apply with an up to date CV today or call Hayley on 01962 869838 for more information.