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Category Specialist - FTSE100 Retail Giant - &poun

RecruiterBramwith Consulting
Industry SectorGrocery, Management Consulting, Non-Grocery, Professional Services & Media, Retail, Services
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
BenefitsExcellent Benefits Package
LocationsBedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, London, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey, West Sussex
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted22 November 2018

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Indirect Category Specialist – £40,000 – £45,000 + Bonus – Leading Retail Giant – London / Flexible across UK – Excellent Benefits + Package.

This leading Highstreet retailer is going through an exponential procurement transformation period, targeting critical hires in their esteemed sourcing team. Offering the successful Procurement Professional a direct path from a category specialist to a senior category manager within 12 months, whilst looking after growing spend areas across various indirect categories. The successful category specialist should have a passion for procurement and be a result driven individual with suitable experience in a procurement buying role. This is an excellent opportunity to join an ever-expanding market leader with the opportunity for rapid growth and development in role.

The role will involve:
  • Providing support to the procurement category manager to balance cost, quality and risk.
  • Offer analytical and research support to procurement projects across Professional Services, HR and Travel categories.
  • Helping to improve procurement strategy.
  • Work autonomously to develop and execute buying strategies and acting on their own initiate.
  • Work flexibly across the category to maximise value for the client.

The successful candidate will need to possess the following attributes:
  • Organisational skills and procurement knowledge.
  • A track record of proven success within a similar role across procurement categories, mainly Professional Services, HR and Travel categories.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Commercial curiosity with a confident approach to dealing with suppliers and stakeholders alike.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

If you possess the following attributes, then do not hesitate to apply below. The right candidate will be able to fast-track their career as an indirect category specialist with a fantastic opportunity and clear path to grow into a senior procurement role and within the company.

To apply to the role, email your CV to Hugo Billyard at: [email removed]

Key words: Procurement, supply chain, buyer, procurement category manager, category specialist, London, Indirect. Indirect category manager, Indirect category buyer.

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Recruiter: Bramwith Consulting
Tel: +44 (0)207 138 4100
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