Junior Category Manager - Procurement

Procurement People
35000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
16 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
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Junior Category Manager - Procurement

Stoke On Trent

GBP35k to GBP40k DOE

Our client a Stoke On Trent based business is seeking a Junior Category Manager to join the Stoke based team. This is a great opportunity for an existing Category Manager or for a Senior Buyer looking to take the next career step into category management. The position will see you working under the wing of a seasoned Procurement Director and supporting a wider team, a great opportunity to receive some real input into your Category Management skills.

The purpose of the vacancy is to deliver category management and strategy across circa 200 suppliers across multiple stakeholders. The 200 suppliers in scope form just 20% of entire spend and are all lower spend vendors supplying into multiple parts of the business and across multiple stakeholders. Your mission will be to roll out procurement services into parts of the business not previously touched and build fantastic working relationships with all stakeholders. This is with a view to working across the vendor base in scope with the stakeholders and delivering category management services to the stakeholders. This is a very broad role and will see you working across a combination of direct, indirect and sub contract content, a great opportunity to broaden your experience and really strengthen your CV.

Content within the role will include but is not limited to:

• Building and maintaining fantastic relationships with internal stake holders, selling to them and demonstrating the value of procurement.

• Through stakeholder engagement and the use of data analyse all vendors in scope looking to identify dual sources and poor performance.

• The development of category plans around the vendors in scope.

• Vendor consolidation and rationalisation.

• Negotiating new terms and delivering cost savings where appropriate.

• Supporting with operational sourcing to support stakeholder needs and the needs of the business.

• Identifying value add and innovation in the vendor base that may support operations.

• Mitigating risks where possible across supply and cost inflation.

In return we are able to offer training and development in specifically category management skills and processes. You just need to bring to the table a solid procurement skill set, ambition and a desire to succeed and make an impact. Applicants will ideally have undertaken formal CIPS training and have experience of good procurement processes such as relationship building, RFI, RFQ, contract award, bench marking, contract management etc.

You will be rewarded with a salary of up to GBP40k DOE, 25 days holiday plus stats, up to 6% pension, the opportunity to join an externally accredited leadership development scheme and the opportunity for education support (external qualifications such as CIPS).

For more information please submit your CV by clicking the apply now button to Phil Bloomer of Procurement People.