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Category Lead Indirects

Reference3061834_659875
EmployerHays
Industry SectorCharities & Not For Profit, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£43,000 to £45,000 per annum
Town/CityReading
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 June 2017

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A Category Lead role for indirects that will play a vital role in developing, managing category strategies.

Your new company
In this dynamic, diverse and challenging role you’ll play a vital role in developing, managing and executing category strategies that will deliver commercial benefits to the organisation.

Your new role
You will be required to work across all of their global divisions and various indirect spend categories which include Travel, Facilities, HR, Supply Chain and Professional Services. Whilst delivering and driving strategic value to the organisation you will be expected to apply procurement best practice to identify and deliver cost savings opportunities.
  • The timely delivery of specific procurement projects which achieve targeted savings and minimise supply risk
  • Identifies and involves key stakeholders early and translates their business needs to deliver commercial solutions
  • Leads the identification, development and performance management of suppliers to deliver the business need
  • Identifies efficiency opportunities and implements associated improvements using value engineering approaches
  • Applies new policy and process changes within the procurement operating environment
  • Develops project plans and prioritises delivery of a number of simultaneous strategic sourcing requirements
  • Produces and maintain central procurement documentation on behalf of the internal stakeholders (e.g. sourcing cycle process, supplier and benefits management validation)
  • Builds and maintains strong internal and external relationships at senior and executive management levels.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Educated to degree level
  • 5+ years procurement management experience of strategic sourcing in a large company environment, with global experience preferred but not essential
  • CIPS Diploma Level (Level 4) or is willing to work towards
  • High level of project management skills and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven track record of delivering cost savings across multiple business units and spend categories
  • High standard of Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and experience using Sharepoint
  • Comprehensive analytical skills
  • Proficient in summarising contractual terms and uploading key information to contract management tool

What you'll get in return
A newly created role to work in a transitioning global Procurement department that has just gone through a major transformation.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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