Senior Category Specialist
This Senior Category Specialist position will be a varied role with a strong Commercial focus. You will work closely with our Operational Water Distribution Managers Team to profile and research supply markets and suppliers, whilst also assessing trends, opportunities and risks. You will be responsible for the Commercial relationship and Contract Management, ensuring that they are delivering effectively and drive towards continuously improving their performance and costs.
This role has a portfolio of circa GBP15m per annum, with the aim being to deliver a sustainable supply chain, to ensure Severn Trent's Water external expenditure is effectively managed to deliver the lowest cost and highest standards alike. You will work towards developing and implementing category strategies which fulfil business requirements and which recommend strategic sourcing options and implementation plans.
With a strong commercial or procurement background, ideally within an engineering, technical or renewable energy focused industry, the successful candidate will also have strong experience and knowledge of procurement processes, such as tendering and contracting. You will also be able to lead the commercial elements of larger projects, whilst also having previous exposure to a broad range of stakeholders.
In order to succeed in this role it is expected that you will both strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will have the ability to communicate and influence effectively with a variety of people. Experience of using a variety of software is key to this role, as is experience and an understanding of the EU procurement.
Severn Trent's 8 million customers know that whatever the weather, whenever they turn on their taps, we'll deliver high quality drinking water. Behind this 24-7 achievement is our strong Water team. They manage hundreds of river and reservoir systems, and 16 surface water treatment works to treat 1900 million litres of water every day, delivered through our 46,000 km network of water mains.
Be part of the future of our company. In return, we offer some excellent rewards including 28 days holiday, Life Assurance, Pension with a company contribution of twice your personal contribution rate up to a maximum of 15%, Sharesave Scheme as well as Flexible benefits such as buying/selling holiday and discounted retail vouchers at competitive rates plus a performance reward scheme that lets you earn a great bonus if we do a truly awesome job meeting all our targets.