Job: Senior Category Manager | Blue Chip | Hampshire

Title Senior Category Manager | Blue Chip | Hampshire
Categories Head of Procurement Jobs, Permanent, Procurement Jobs in Hampshire
Salary £70-80,000 + 15% Bonus + Pension
Location Hampshire
Job Information

This leading technology organisation is currently recruiting for a Senior Category Manager and a Category Manager to implement an efficient and innovative category strategy for a selected portfolio of spend across all of the their business. The Category expertise sought relates to technology, Networks and capital projects.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Accountable for development, implementation and regular review of global, business wide Supply Chain category and commodity strategies in line with Business strategy for a technology category
  • Accountable for identifying analysis of spend within the nominated category area, the internal and external cost drivers in the Category, identifying and proactively addressing opportunities for demonstrating real value for money and delivering breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality;
  • Accountable for sourcing, negotiating and creation of third party contracts.
  • Accountable for building and developing collaborative internal and external relationships, both nationally and globally, up to and including Executive level. Define, develop and implement contractual relationships with suppliers, ensuring that appropriate and auditable standards, controls and governance frameworks are in place.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Supply Chain & Procurement professional with extensive category management experience
  • Qualified to Degree/MBA level with membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. CIPS)
  • Knowledge of leading practice procurement tools (such as cost trend analysis, price change analysis, supplier performance reviews, e-sourcing, e-Auctions)
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including project management and bid support
  • Advanced negotiation and Collaboration skills
  • Leading cross functional teams and Delivery of ‘bottom line’ savings within “blue chip” & FTSE 100 companies

This is a great opportunity for a Technology Procurement professional to lead a category and to develop their existing leadership skills.

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