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Senior Category Manager

Ref no. BHN561626
Salary £70,000 - £75,000/annum
Location Portsmouth, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

My client have a fantastic permanent role to join them as an Senior category manager looking after indirect areas of spend.

Key skills required for this role

Experience in an indirect category manager role


Experience in an indirect category manager role

Job description

This is a critical role within a Procurement team. The Senior Category Manager is responsible for commercial leadership of a wide portfolio of supply categories, across Marketing, Operations, Product, HR, Finance and Facilities.

Location - Portsmouth Hybrid

Salary - up to £75k plus benefits

Roles and responsibilities -

  • Negotiate exceptional supply contracts, to maximise value.
  • Oversee Vendor Management, supporting Contract Owners and driving Quarterly Business Reviews with Tier 1 vendors.
  • Strong category expertise across Marketing, HR, Facilities, Finance, Operations and Product, with knowledge of suppliers in this space.
  • Deliver discrete elements of Procurement Transformation, with a relentless drive for process simplification, and digitisation.
  • Drive contract completion, taking a proportionate approach to managing risk and liaising with Legal, DP, Infosec and Finance to assure strong contracts.
  • Training other team members as and when necessary to aid in their development.
  • Procurement advice and assisting the business with procurement related questions.
  • Any other duties reasonably requested by the Procurement Manager.

The ideal candidate for the role will have -

  • Background in Indirect Procurement
  • CIPS qualification
  • Experience of Procurement transformation and developing new Target Operating Models.
  • Minimum of 8 years within a similar role, with extensive experience of contract negotiation

Lucy Gibbs manages this role

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