Category Manager

Spring Grp
£365.00 - £421.00 p day
13 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for your next career move, a chance to become part of an established and sustained company, or just simply looking for a change, then this is a chance not to be missed!
Spring Technology is currently recruiting for 2 Category Managers on behalf of one of our leading clients based in Donnington on a 6 month contract.
Roles & Responsibilities:
*Ensure all H&S standards and policies are adhered to in accordance with the company Values, Standards and ways of working 'Home Safe Every Day'.
*Deliver Category Strategies to plan to ensure contract coverage is maintained
*Manage market analysis tools, perform market analysis and engagement in support of specific categories
*Analyse future requirements, pipeline, and ensure strategies are delivered on time and in full ready for deployment
*Deliver optimum categorisation of items, goods and services
*Deliver sourcing and procurement strategies for all procurement activity
*Deliver demand management strategy
*Ensure communications are delivered for each strategy
*Manage procurement activity to deliver the required contract cover and savings of managed portfolio
*Maintain knowledge on latest procurement strategies
*Manage spend profiling, categorisation and category delivery plan for categories and contracts
*Deliver agreed benefits plan to BDSG and the Authority for owned categories
*Ensure adherence to compliant procurement process and specifically OJEU compliance
*Create strong operational relationships across BDSG
*Dependent on priority, capacity and surge activity across the function you may be expected to temporarily deploy to other areas within the Supplier Development function to undertake activity commensurate with your level, capability and functional skill at the discretion of the Head of Procurement.

Skills & Experience Needed:

*Minimum of 3 years' experience in a commercially focused equivalent role and similar operating model as a category manager
*Minimum of 3 years' experience in a commercial procurement environment
*Minimum of 3 years exposure to public sector contracting.
*Degree or 3 years relevant experience
*MCIPS 5 or equivalent
*Demonstrable ability to undertake complex tasks such as data modelling and analysis, executive report writing and strategy creation for suppliers
*Experience of working for a large commercial organisation within a supply chain function delivering Category Strategies and associated benefits
*Proven delivery of category management
*Negotiation strategy delivery and associated benefits
*Willingness for frequent travel
*Engineering Background - engineering brain with a commercial aptitude - experience automotive, heavy industry, large manufacturing background required
*Ability to read plans and to articulate to suppliers
*SC clearance - can start with BPSS

If this is a role that you are interested in and you have the skills and experience needed for the role then please send your CV directly to ************************* for consideration

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.