Indirect Category Manager

Up to 70000 + package

My client is a Fortune 500 Global Retail organisation based in Hertfordshire.  I am assisting them with an Indirect Category Manager. They are looking for someone to develop and assist with the Indirect categories.

Reporting to the Category Manager the role involves:

  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Developing and delivering a procurement plan that aligns with the wider sourcing plan and delivers savings/ROI and other value-added benefits
  • Developing policies and procedures that add value to their business culture

You should have the following knowledge & experience:

  • Knowledge of relevant supply markets will be advantageous.  Personally, managed a wide range of areas of spend (e.g., Utilities, Energy, Logistics & Ticketing)
  • Excellent business knowledge and awareness
  • Evidence of working in a non-mandated environment and penetrating difficult areas of spend where there may have been significant initial stakeholder resistance
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Ideally, you should have the following skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills. 
  • The ability to coach.
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills. 
  • Be of degree calibre and have MCIPS
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting MB/8059.

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