Strategic Category Buyer

Adecco Corporate/Retail
26 Jan 2019
22 Feb 2019
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for an exciting opportunity to join a leading consumer finance company based in Solihull during an exciting time of growth. The Strategic Category Buyer role is a 3 month contract, and is a great opportunity to join this dynamic forward thinking organisation.

We are looking for someone with strong experience in indirect category management, including IT, Software and Professional Services, Ideally gained in an FCA regulated environment.

Main Responsibilities

* Support the Head of Procurement in delivering the business’s ambitious transformation plan.

* Build and maintain strong relationships with your internal stakeholders

* Develop supplier relationships to ensure best value is delivered and unlocked from existing contracts; directly manage contract delivery.

* Implement category strategies to drive cost reduction across addressable spend in line with business targets.

* Lead RFx processes, draft and review contracts; work closely with the business and with the Legal and Finance teams.

* Maintain processes and procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, audits and internal reviews.

What we're looking for

* Significant experience in IT Procurement, including software, hardware, IT services and telecoms

* Strategic Category Management experience within areas of indirect spend, applying market knowledge, commerciality and analytical skills to identify value creation opportunities

* Able to apply a range of cost saving and value creation techniques such as supplier rationalisation and value engineering

* Skilled in Stakeholder engagement and collaborative supplier relationship management

* RFx process and bid evaluation based on TCO model

* Solid Knowledge of contract law and commercial risk: skilled at contract drafting for different categories

* Sound Business acumen and commercial awareness

* Strong negotiation skills

* Ability to represent Procurement and interact across all levels of the business

* Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

* Good understanding of conducting procurement activities in an FCA-regulated environment an advantage

MCIPS or equivalent qualification would be advantageous.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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