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Category Manager

Michael Page



£49000 - £50000/annum


Posted: 21/06/2022

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The role is responsible for managing the Indirect Goods & Services category including the delivery of strategic sourcing events in order to meet specific business and end-user needs and the management of supplier relationships to deliver key benefits and value add.

Client Details

A Key Utilities business in South Wales they maintain and manage an extensive infrastructure. A business that prides itself on its culture they have great staff retention and view people as their greatest asset. With first class leadership and a great hands on work ethic, they provide you the tools to excel in your career.


Day to day duties include:

Supporting the Procurement Manager
Delivering the annual Procurement Plan for Indirect Goods and Services category
Effective utilisation of the e-Sourcing system.
Managing Procurement events (RFx's) to deliver against an agreed Procurement Plan.
Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors.
Negotiating and agreeing contracts.
Develop and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of appropriate EU Procurement legislation, policies and procedures, ensuring their correct application in any Procurement Event.
Identifying potential suppliers who are looking to enter the market.
Liaising with key stakeholders, including internal customers, external suppliers.
Monitoring progress of various existing contracts and organising Procurement Events where necessary.
Conducting research to ascertain market trends and needs.
Producing reports and statistics.
Conducting presentations about market analyses and possible growth.
Keeping contract files and using them as reference for the future
Reporting progress monthly to Head of ProcurementProfile

The successful candidate

Demonstrable relevant Procurement or Commercial experience of sourcing Facilities, Information Technology and / or Fleet based categories
Ability to work independently or as a team player
People leadership experience & results focused
Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills
Experience, or good working knowledge of: SAP R/3 (or similar ERP systems), e-Sourcing systems
Strong Commercial awareness.
A good standard of numeracy, to be able to analyse facts and figures and then make sense of them within a business context.
Strong negotiation skills and networking ability
Experience with commercial contracts and templates Job Offer

The role offers a salary circa 50k plus great benefits

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