Job: Category Manager | FTSE 50 Transformation | Hampshire

Title Category Manager | FTSE 50 Transformation | Hampshire
Categories Permanent, Procurement Jobs in Hampshire
Salary £30,000 – £40,000 + 30% Bonus + Pension + 25 Days Holiday
Location Hampshire
Job Information

One of the UK’s largest financial services organisations is undergoing a period of change, not only in the Procurement team, but business wide. The team has seen significant change in recent months as they continue to revolutionise the way they approach Procurement, shifting evermore to a strategic, collaborative approach, whilst continually striving for optimum agility and maintaining a competitive edge. Adopting market leading practices and effective sourcing solutions, this organisation is driving best practice across the industry and have several exciting development opportunities within the team.
As Category Manager, you’ll engage at the forefront of all business activity with key stakeholders, offering critical support to the Senior Category Manager to ensure that the sourcing activity is delivered successfully, whilst driving maximum value across ongoing contract negotiations. It will be your responsibility to ensure the contracts remain in force and are kept in line with market trends, price and competitiveness. Taking a lead on negotiations for a variety of high value contracts within your category, you’ll need to be agile, dynamic and able to take a lead on such projects.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Leading tender processes (RFIs, RFPs, RFQs) to ensure the selection of the most appropriate supplier partners
• Delivering synergies and cost savings through collaborating with stakeholders
• Working alongside Legal Services, to ensure that contracts signed are fit for purpose and limit third party risks
• Project Management for the delivery of sourcing initiatives
• Negotiation of contractual terms and commercials with suppliers
• Delivering in-year and annualised savings targets – ensuring clear and auditable benefits tracking and sign off with finance.
Skills and Achievements:
• High energy, with a positive, “can do” attitude
• Self-starter with the ability to identify and deliver opportunities
• People person who can work with stakeholders across the business, at different levels of seniority
• Analytical with the capability to drive insight through analysis of key management information, such as cross business spend
• Confident and able to suggest innovative and creative solutions to problems

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