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Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£40,000 to £51,000 per annum
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 March 2018

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Your new company
Your next company are a global branded business which work in conjunction with the higher education sector to research, scholarship, and education worldwide.

Your new role
My client is seeking a Category Manager (Indirect) to join the Group Procurement team to lead in the delivery of the procurement portfolio/pipeline and associated targets across sourcing and supplier management. You will be required to work across all global divisions and various spend categories which include Supply Chain, Travel, Facilities, HR, and Professional Services. Note that this role has a particular focus on the delivery of Supply Chain associated procurement activities.
  • Category scope equating to a value of approximately £130m
  • Category scope includes data relating to 3000+ suppliers

o The timely delivery of specific procurement projects which achieve targeted savings and
minimise supply risk
o Able to lead negotiations with suppliers and service providers
o Supplier relationship management of key indirects suppliers
o Identifies and involves key stakeholders early and translates their business needs to deliver
commercial solutions
o Leads the identification, development and performance management of suppliers to deliver the
business need
o Identifies efficiency opportunities and implements associated improvements using value
engineering approaches
o Applies new policy and process changes within the procurement operating environment
o Develops project plans and prioritises delivery of a number of simultaneous strategic sourcing
o Produces and maintain central procurement documentation on behalf of the internal
stakeholders (e.g. sourcing cycle process, supplier and benefits management validation)
o Builds and maintains

What you'll need to succeed
In order to be given the opportunity to interview with this world renowned business you will need to:
Educated to degree level

o Significant indirect procurement management experience of strategic sourcing in a large company
environment, preferably with european or global experience
o Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of supply markets, with experience working in
indirects category management. Knowledge, understanding and experience of working
with the supply chain/logistics market essential.
o Minimum CIPS Advanced Diploma (Level 5) required, MCIPS Professional Diploma Level
(Level 6) preferred
o High level of project management skills and working collaboratively with internal and
external stakeholders
o Experience of leading cross functional teams to identify solutions to business problems
o Proven track record of delivering cost savings across multiple business units and spend
o High standard of Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and experience using
o Comprehensive analytical skills

What you need to do now
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