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Category Manager - Facilities Management

ReferenceHQ00048806_679110
RecruiterMacildowie
Industry SectorOther
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Town/CityLeicester
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted14 November 2017

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I am currently working in partnership with a global business in Leicester recruit a Category Manager for their growing team. Responsible for Facilities Management procurement, the Category Manager will have full ownership of the end to end process as outlined below.

With an established history operating worldwide, this market-leading business are looking to drive procurement strategy across the operation. Reporting into the Purchasing Manager, a passionate and driven individual, the Category Manager will be given support and trust to claim ownership of your category spend in an environment where your personal and professional development will remain a key focus.

This is an exciting opportunity which will allow you to build on a current skillset and continue to grow and progress underneath the guidance of an established and motivational procurement professional. You’ll have the opportunity to add value as you would in a small business whilst operating on a global scale.

Your key responsibilities will be to:
- Understand business needs across the Facilities Management category by interacting with appropriate internal stakeholders
- Conduct regular market and competitor analysis to understand the industry and supply markets of your category
- Identify new suppliers for your category where necessary and create a sourcing strategy that will enable you to maintain service levels, quality and cost
- Select suppliers and negotiate terms based on the above before finalising contracts and communicating these with the business
- Implement KPI's that allow you to continually manage supplier performance. Initially, the existing supplier base will need reviewing in line with these and moving forwards, regular reviews will be required

To be successful in this role you will have:
- A procurement background with experience of supplier selection and negotiation; you'll need be able to demonstrate cost savings
- The ability to implement new processes and lead projects
- Facilities Management experience, ideally across a global operation
- Experience in contract law/review and end to end tender experience
- Excellent interpersonal skills in order to develop internal and external stakeholder relationships
- Ambition and drive to develop your career and add value to the organisation you work for
- An analytical and commercial mind-set
- A flexible nature; worldwide travel with overnight stays will be included as part of this role

If you fit the criteria outlined above and are a Buyer/Senior Buyer looking for the next step in your career, please get in touch to discuss this opportunity in more detail.



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