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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 August 2017

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To identify, develop and lead the delivery of market strategies, in adherence with business policies and governance process to enable delivery of value through strategic sourcing activities and supplier relationship management.

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One of the largest healthcare providers in the United Kingdom are now looking to grow their procurement team due to the redefining of their procurement strategy.

  • The Category Specialist is responsible for delivering category strategies for their areas of responsibility.
  • This role will lead sourcing initiatives, providing technical and market expertise, content expertise and value delivery (total cost of ownership), whilst reporting risk and issues with suppliers.
  • The Category Specialist is accountable for their specific categories, with responsibility for total expenditure to ensure products and services are sourced competitively and cost effectively in order to meet the businesses’ requirements.
  • The role requires the individual to lead the supplier selection and qualification process and manage relationships with suppliers using supplier relationship management techniques (including supplier development and measurement).

  • Strategic sourcing and category management expertise
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experienced negotiator; proficient in drawing upon and developing fact based negotiation plans
  • Experience of working closely with and influencing internal stakeholders to ensure a successful commercial outcome
  • Basic knowledge of contact law; proficient at drafting commercial contracts
  • Commercially focused with proven ability of considering total cost of ownership and delivering added value
  • Relevant experience of working within cross functional/business unit teams to deliver procurement projects

Job Offer

up to £45,000

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